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KOFIC Korean Film Showcase at FILMEX

2009/11/19 | 847 views | Permalink | Source

KOFIC Korean films showcase in Tokyo, will be held this year from November the 21st to the 30th as an official section of FILMEX. The annual event, designed to promote a diversity of Korean films to Japanese audiences will show everything from more commercial fare such as the current box office number one "Good Morning President" to art house films including the international film festival hit "Daytime Drinking" (2007). Other films include Lee Hae-joon's "Castaway on the Moon", Lee Yoon-ki's "My Dear Enemy" (2008) and the multi-ethnic independent "Bandhobi "directed by Sin Dong-il about a Bangladeshi migrant worker's relationship with a Korean girl. All in all, a total of 10 films will be screened over the FILMEX period.

Alongside other events will also be a seminar focusing on a strategy for expanding the domestic film market of both countries. Speaking at the seminar will be the Senior Vice President of CJ Entertainment, CHOI Joon-hwan whose company has vast international distribution experience and also co-produced the current film A Fish Story with Japanese partners. Sponge Entertainment CEO David CHO (CHO Sung-kyu), will also speak. PARK Young-eun of the Seoul National University, formerly a KOFIC researcher will present an analysis of the Korean film industry in Japanese market. In addition, also in attendance, from the 20th to the 22nd, will be the new KOFIC chairman CHO Hee-moon.

Website : Open the link (In Japanese)

JEON Yoon-hyung & David Oxenbridge (KOFIC)

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