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Director Heo Jin-ho Invited as Juror to Yubari Film Festival in Japan

2006/01/16 Source

Film director Heo Jin-ho has been invited to the 17th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival as a juror in the competition division. The festival will be held in Hokkaido, Japan from Feb. 23 through 27.

Film critic Chung Ji-wook has also been invited as a juror in the off-theater competition division of the film festival.

According to Kim Ji-seok, a programmer of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), director Huh will join other jurors such as Sadao Nakazima, Kimitoka Ryoichi, and Eiza Niskanen.

Huh has attracted widespread attention from Japanese film fans for his films "Christmas in August" (1998), "One Fine Spring Day" (2001), and "April Snow" (2005) starring Bae Yong-joon and Son Ye-jin.

Korean films such as "Blood Rain" (2005, directed by Kim Dae-seung) and "The End of Mustang Boy at a Three-Forked Road" (2005, directed by Nam Ki-woong) have been invited to the "Young Fantastic Films' Competition Division", the main competition division of the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.

"Crying Fist" (2005, directed by Ryoo Seung-wan) will be screened at the main competition division of invited films.

Meanwhile, Kim Ji-seok of the PIFF said that "Red Shoes" (2005, directed by Kim Yong-gyun) has been invited to the international competition division of the 13th Fantastic Film Festival of Gerardmer in France to open on Jan. 25.

"A Tale of Two Sisters" (2003, directed by Kim Jee-woon) won the Grand Prize of the Jury as the best film of that international film festival in 2004.

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