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  • New York Korean Film Festival this August
  • by Nigel D’Sa (KOFIC) /  Jul 21, 2008
  • New York Korean Film Festival this August

     

    The seventh edition of the New York Korean Film Festival is set to run August 22 – 31.  Sponsored by KOFIC and The Korea Society, the event will screen more than 15 recent Korean features, of which 14 have been finalized for the line-up.

     

    Highlights include one of the top-grossing Korean films of 2008, Forever the Moment, a sports-redemption-themed film directed by LIM Soon-rye and starring MOON So-ri and KIM Jeong-eun. Other 2008 releases in the line-up are Hellcats by KWON Chil-in, Once Upon a Time by JEONG Yong-gi, Open City by LEE Sang-gi, Spare by LEE Seong-han, and the Korea-Japanese co-production Virgin Snow starring LEE Jun-ki and Miyazaki Aoi.

     

    Films in the program from 2007 include such high-profile films as the Chosun-set popular tale, Hwang Jin-yi,  starring SONG Hye-gyo, the Kwang-ju-set historical tragedy, May 18th, a Chosun-set tale of high stakes cooking, Le Grand Chef, and Daniel Henney vehicle and tear-jerker, My Father. 

     

    Other notable films in the program are art-house independent feature With a Girl of Black Soil by JEON Soo-il, innovative horror, Epitaph by the JEONG brothers, Love by KWAK Kyung-taek, and Going by the Book by LA Hee-chan. 

     

    Nigel D’Sa (KOFIC) 

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