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Hong Sangsoo and LEE Chang-dong to Screen Latest Works at New York Film Festival
Aug 14, 2018
- Writerby Pierce Conran
GRASS, HOTEL BY THE RIVER and BURNING Invited to NYFF
The New York Film Festival (NYFF), one of the top events on the fall festival calendar, has unveiled the main slate for its 56th edition this year. Two new works by Hong Sangsoo and the latest film by LEE Chang-dong are featured in the program.
Hong’s Grass and Hotel by the River, his 21st and 22nd films which were both
shot in black and white and feature his leading actress KIM Min-hee, are set to screen at NYFF. Grass premiered in the ‘Forum’ section of the Berlin International Film Festival in February while Hotel by the River is currently competing at the Locarno International Film Festival. Hong’s films have been featured in NYFF several times over the years, most recently with Yourself and Yours in 2016.
NYFF will also present BURNING, the sixth film by acclaimed auteur LEE Chang-dong. His first film following an eight-year hiatus, BURNING debuted in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Based on a short story by MURAKAMI Haruki and featuring YOO Ah-in, Steven YEUN and new face JUN Jong-
seo, the film earned the FIPRESCI Prize and the Vulcan Award for the Technical Artist in Cannes. LEE’s last work Poetry screened at NYFF in 2010.
This year’s 56th New York Film Festival will take place from September 28 to October 14.