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Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival Selects 8 Korean Films

Apr 02, 2021
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THE CLOSET Invited to International Competition at BIFFF




Long a big part of the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), Korean films will once again descend on the Belgian genre film jubilee in big numbers this year, as eight films from South Korea have been selected to screen at the event’s 39th edition, which will run entirely online from April 6 to 18.


Featured in both the International Competition and the Critics’ Award sections is KIM Kwang-bin’s debut The Closet (2020), a stylish haunted house horror featuring HA Jung-woo and KIM Nam-gil.


BIFFF will also welcome the missing child thriller Bring Me Home (2019), featuring the comeback role of LEE Young-ae, the Lunar New Year action-comedy hit HITMAN: AGENT JUN (2020) with KWON Sang-woo, the psychological noir drama-thriller Diva (2020) starring SHIN Min-a,m and the black comedy Voice of Silence (2020) with .


Among newer titles, the festival is also welcoming the sci-fi action-drama SEOBOK with GONG Yoo and PARK Bo-gum, which debuts in theaters and on TVING this month, and the upcoming fantasy-action film Slate, which also hits theaters in April.


Finally, this year’s BIFFF will also host a retrospective screening of LEE Hyun-seung’s classic melodrama Il Mare (2000), featuring Gianna JUN (aka JUN Ji-hyun) and LEE Jung-jae as potential lovers stuck in different times who communicate through a magical mailbox.

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