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Eight Korean films to show at Berlin film fest

2010/02/10 Source

Korean films "Actresses" (left) and "The Naked Kitchen" (Right)

Eight Korean films -- including "Actresses", "The Naked Kitchen" and "A Brand New Life" -- are up for presentation at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, which kicks off in Germany on Thursday.

This year, the film festival -- which is considered one of the most prestigious film events in Europe alongside Cannes, Venice and Rotterdam -- will show more than 400 films from around the world.

In addition to the following Korean movies invited to the film fest, two Asian productions have also been selected for the opening and closing films; "Apart Together", directed by Chinese filmmaker Wang Quan'an to open the event while Japanese film "Younger Brother" by Yoji Yamada will close the festival on February 21.

A total of eight Korean films will be shown in the following categories :

◆ Panorama
- "Actresses", starring Youn Yuh-jung, Lee Mi-sook, Go Hyun-jung, Choi Ji-woo, Kim Min-hee and Kim Ok-vin as themselves / directed by Lee Jae-yong

◆ Culinary Cinema
- "The Naked Kitchen", starring Shin Min-a, Ju Ji-hoon and Kim Tae-woo

◆ Forum
- "I'm in Trouble!", directed by So Sang-min
- "Our Fantastic 21st Century", directed by Ryoo Hyeong-gi

◆ Generation
- "A Brand New Life", directed by Korean-French filmmaker by Ounie Lecomte / produced by Korean director Lee Chang-dong
- "Dooman River", directed by Korean-Chinese filmmaker Zhang Lu

◆ Berlinale Shorts
- "Math Test", directed by Jung Yu-mi
- "A Perm", directed by Lee Ran-hee

Reporter : Ko Kyoung-seok
Editor : Lynn Kim
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