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Imaginative independent films come to Seoul

2008/11/27 | 316 views | Permalink | Source

Under the slogan "Storm of imagination", the 34th Seoul Independent Film Festival (SIFF) will showcase a variety of independent cinema with a focus on Korean independent films. The festival will be hosted at IndieSpace film house in central Seoul from December 11 to the 19th.

The Korean-Chinese film "Let the Blue River Run" will open the festival. Kang Mi-ja's film portrays Koreans living in China. The two protagonists are a high school couple who make a pledge at the Dooman River to stay faithful and positive, but their relationship will face many trials.

The competition section includes awarded films like the short film "Stop" by Park Jae-ok (Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival's Audience award, Festival de Cannes Cinéfondation's third prize), and Noh Kyeong-tae's "Land of the Scarecrows" (13th Pusan International Film Festival's New Currents winner).

Seoul Independent Film Festival winners will be screened as closing films. Seoul Independent Film Festival is co-hosted by the Association of Korean Independent Film and Video and the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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