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5 Korean directors among Sitges' official selections

2008/09/18 Source

The Catalan fantastic film festival Sitges announced the inclusion of Yim Pil-sung's "Hansel and Gretel"; Na Hong-jin's "The Chaser", Kim Jee-woon's "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" and the "Tokyo!" Omnibus, including Bong Joon-ho's "Shaking Tokyo", in its competition section.

In addition, Ryoo Seung-wan's "Dachiwama Lee" is an official selection of Sitges' out-of-competition section. Line-ups of sidebar programs are yet to be unveiled. The 41st edition of the world's greatest genre film festival will commence on October 2 and finish on October 12.

Sitges describes its competition Official Fantastic Selection as a wide choice of fantasy films from around the world. The out-of-competition Official Fantastic Selection is a complementary section consisting of films with instant cult film potential through their "narrative and/or visual formats".

The number one fantasy film festival in the world welcomed numerous distinguished guests, including: Quentin Tarantino and Sir Anthony Hopkins.

"Hansel and Gretel" is the story of three troubled children in a rich visually attractive fairy tale setting. "The Chaser" unveils a dark socially critical story. "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" is a Korean style star packed western. "Shaking Tokyo" chronicles socially isolated young people in Tokyo. "Dachiwama LEE" is spy parody of numerous films and genres.

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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