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KOFIC invites Venice to "see the power of Korean film!"
Aug 27, 2012
Korean Film Council to hold ‘Korean Film Night’ at the 69th Venice Film Festival
The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) is going to hold ‘Korean Film Night’ at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. The purpose of the event is to cheer for KIM Ki-duk and his film Pieta, which was nominated in the fest's official international competition section 'Venezia 69,' as well as JEON Kyu-hwan and his film The Weight, which is the first Korean film ever to be featured in the sidebar ‘Venice Days’ program.
Chairman KIM Eui-suk will participate in the event, meeting foreign press members, buyers and other figures working with renowned international film festivals and film markets who will be visiting Venice. TAE Eun-jeong of KOFIC's Global Marketing Team explained, “This event will provide a place for dialogue about Korean film, introduce the Korean films invited to this year's festival to participatjng cineastes and hopefully increase the possibility that Pieta can win a prize as well as generally increase awareness about the film.”
It has been seven years since a Korean film was invited to the official international competition section of the Venice International Film Festival. In 2004, KIM Ki-duk won the Best Director Award with 3-Iron at the festival.
‘Korean Film Night’ at the 69th Venice Film Festival will take place at the Excelsior Hotel from 9 to 11pm on Wednesday September 5th.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the previous tenure of the Venice Film Festival's current artistic director. This information has since been removed from the article.