Toronto - The 1st Toronto Korean Film Festival will be held at Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Ave) from June 22nd to July 1st. This year's film listing was announced at the May 26th press conference. Confirmed films and highlights include:
June 22nd Opening:
The festival kick-starts with "Secret Sunshine" (2007). The leading actress of the film, Jeon Do-yeon, won Best Actress at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. There will an opening party following the screening.
June 23rd HORROR NIGHT:
June 24th SCI-FI NIGHT:
June 26th and 27th INDEPENDENT SHORTS COMPETITION:
June 26th will be dedicated to Korean-Canadian shorts, while June 27th will showcase Korean independent short films.
June 28th "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring" (2003):
A fine piece of work from renowned art-house director Kim Ki-duk.
June 29th "Planet of Snail" (2011):
A touching documentary that gained a lot of praises and attention at this year's Hot Docs.
June 29th "Mother - 2009" (2009):
June 30th "Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild" (2011):
This animation won the Best Animated Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2011.
June 30th "Failan" (2001):
July 1st CLOSING NIGHT - Park Chan-wook:
Park Chan-wook's "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" (2005) and "Old Boy" (2003) will close the Festival. "Old Boy" won the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. The Toronto Korean Film Festival's award ceremony will take place prior to the screening of Old Boy.
Source : www.tkff.ca/...
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