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2nd France-Korean Film Fest in Paris

2007/12/04 Source

The 2nd annual France Korean Film Festival (Festival Franco-Coréen du Film) will take place Dec 12 -18 in Paris. Presented in partnership with Association 1886, an organization of young students and filmmakers from France and Korea, the goal of the festival is to promote fresh and promising creative talent in Korea.

The event will screen ten features (five documentaries and five fiction works) from young directors along with ten short films. Included in this year's program are the award-winning festival favorite "Family Ties" ("The Birth of a Family") by Kim Tae-yong, Pusan premiere "Before The Summer Passes Away" by Seong Ji-hye in her feature debut, Yoon Jong-bin's "The Unforgiven" which screened in Cannes Un Certain Regard, Noh Dong-seok's Boys of Tomorrow.

Among documentaries in the program are the award-winning "Our School" by Kim Myeong-joon, "Taxi Blues" by Choi-ha Dong-ha, "Dear Pyongyang" by Yonghi Yang, and "Coreen 2495" by HA Jun-soo. Among short films are award winners and festival travelers such as "Tool" by YOON Yong-A, "One Shiny Day" by YOO Young-dae, "Flower Shop" by HONG Jae-jun and "Will Be Okay" by RYU Hoon.

A conference-debate on aesthetical trends in Korean cinema will be held on Dec 15 as part of the festival. Director Seong Ji-hye will attend the screening of her film on Dec. 15 at 8pm. The festival is organized with the participation of Dongguk Media Art Center and is sponsored by Korean production house SIDUS FNH and the Institute of Traditional Korean Literature.

Nigel D'Sa (KOFIC)

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