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  • PIETA Aims for Oscar Glory
  • by JI Yong-jin /  Nov 01, 2012
  • Promotional screenings at the AFI
    Pieta, recipient of the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival, is aiming for the first Oscar in the history of Korean cinema. The Korean Film Council has announced that Pieta will be screened at the AFI Asian Film Festival and that the screening venue will be the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. This means that KOFIC is optimistic about the film's chances for an Oscar and is why promotional activities have begun in the U.S.
    Director KIM Ki-duk is to take part in a red carpet event and he will meet audiences after the screening during a question and answer session. Pieta will be screened a total of three times during the festival and there will also be a special KIM Ki-duk retrospective held at the Cinefamily Theater in L.A. from 3rd November until the 5th. The event will highlight some of KIM’s representative films, such as Time, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring, 3-Iron and Bad Guy. The aim of the retrospective is to introduce Kim’s cinematic world to film professionals based there.
    Meanwhile, there will be a screening of films submitted to the Academy Awards organized by the online entertainment website, ‘The Wrap’ and Pieta will be part of the programming there, too. Director KIM will be present at the screening and he is scheduled to meet members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The promotional activities for Pieta are supported by KOFIC and the Korean Cultural Foundation of Los Angeles.
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