BONG Joon-ho Curates Section for Swiss Festival
The Fribourg International Film Festival, long a champion of Korean cinema, is staging an especially Korea-centric edition this year, which will include KANG Hyoung-chul’s Swing Kids (2018) in international competition. Director BONG Joon-ho was also invited to curate a section of films, and all told, FIFF will feature 13 films from Korea in its program.
Director BONG selected some of his favorite films that he’s never had the chance to see on the big screen before. These include KIM Ki-young’s Transgression (1974) and several Hollywood, Hong Kong and Japanese classics. Unfortunately, BONG had to cancel his participation at the festival at the last minute, though the program will continue in his absence.
This year’s FIFF will take place from March 15 to 23.