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  • “PIETA definitely deserves nomination for the Golden Globe”
  • by JI Yong-jin /  Oct 11, 2012
  • Meeting between HEFA and KOFRA
    Jean Paul SALLET and Luca CELADA, members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), had a meeting with KIM Ho-il, the chairman and PARK Do-sin, head of program department of the Korean Film Reporters Association (KOFRA) during their visit to the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).
    Foreign press members who attended at the meeting said, “KIM Ki-duk’s Pieta definitely deserves nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in coming January.”
    It was the second visit of HFPA members to the BIFF after 3 members including the chairman Aida Takla O'reilly went their last year. The Golden Globe Awards, so-called a skirmish of the Academy Awards has 90 reporters vote for films to decide winners.
    CELADA, a reporter from Itally, said, “BONG Joon-ho’s Mother has been the only Korean film nominated for the Golden Globe so far. Considering the cinematic value of Pieta, the winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival this year and KIM Ki-duk’s quality of direction, it is very likely to be nominated.” SALLET seconded his comment by saying, “I’ll persuade my colleagues to help nomination of Pieta after I go back to Hollywood.”
    They expressed impressions of their first visit to the BIFF saying, “We had already heard about the fame of the Tokyo International Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Busan International Film Festival, but we were very surprised to see the enormous scale of the festival.” They also said, “Korean Film industry has developed every year and the quality of Korean film is by no means behind that of Hollywood.”
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