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Horror Flick 'Epitaph' Invited to San Sebastian Film Festival

2007/08/16 | 138 views | Permalink | Source

The Korean horror flick "Epitaph" has been invited to the 55th San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain.

The film production company Dorothy said that, despite the approaching film submission deadline, the organizers invited 'Gidam' to be screened in the 'Zabaltegi' category of this year's festival, citing the depth and wit of the film as the reasons for their decision.

The 'Zabaltegi' category invites films that have received sound reviews in major international film festivals or films by up-and-coming directors worth noticing. In 2005, film director Kang Yi-kwan's "Sa-Kwa" ("Apple") was invited to the film festival, and he received the award for best new screenwriter. Director Kim Ki-duk's 'The Bow' also received good reviews.

Korean films have done particularly well at the San Sebastian film festival. In 2002, 'The Way Home' was invited to the new director category and received a special jury prize and in 2003, 'Memories of Murder' received awards for best director and best new director. Dorothy Production, therefore, has high hopes for 'Gidam' at this year's festival.

'Gidam' is a horror movie about a mysterious incident that took place at the Gyeongseong Ahnsaeng Hospital in 1942. The film has attracted a large number of moviegoers with its fresh story line, scenes that appeal to the aesthetic sense and the underlying sadness behind the prevailing horror.

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