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  • by Jean NOH /  Oct 06, 2011
    Tokyo IFF invites Sector 7 and five other Korean films
    3D sea creature film Sector 7 will have a Special Screening while KONG Quee-hyun’s mystery U.F.O. and NA Hong-jin’s thriller The Yellow Sea will be in the Winds of Asia section. A restoration of master filmmaker KIM Ki-young’s 1961 Hyeon-hae-tan Knows (a.k.a. The Sea Knows) will have a screening in the Discovering Asian Cinema: Film History á La Carte section. One Shining Day and Two Rabbits in Osaka will both screen in the SUGINO Kiki: Muse of the Asian Indie Cinema section.
    Sector 7 is due for release in Japan on Nov. 12, 2011.
    The 24th TIFF will be held Oct. 22 – 30.

    DMZ Docs 2011 closes with Tiniest Place top winner
    The festival wrapped Sept. 28 with a screening of the international competition top award winner, The Tiniest Place. Directed by Tatiana HUEZO, the Mexican film won the White Goose Award which comes with KW15 million and the honor of screening as the festival’s Closing Film.
    Running for seven days, the documentary film festival was held primarily in around Paju City, led by co-festival directors CHO Jae-hyun and YOO Ji-tae. DMZ Docs 2011 screened 100 films from 30 countries with a focus on works that dealt with the concepts of peace, life and communication, as befitting a festival founded around the border between North and South Korea.
    Tokyo Filmex to screen four Korean films
    KIM Ki-duk’s Un Certain Regard winner <Arirang> will be the fest’s Opening Film. It has also selected amongst its Competition titles PARK Jung-bum’s Rotterdam winner <The Journals of Musan>, JUHN Jai-hong’s <Poongsan>, and HUH Jong-ho’s <Countdown>, which also screened at this year’s Toronto film festival (Sept 8-18).
    The 12th Tokyo Filmex will run Nov 19-27 with ten films in competition.
    Oct. 6, 2011
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