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Korean Actress Kang Invited to Berlin Film Festival

2005/12/20 Source

The movie 'Invisible Waves' has been selected to compete at the 56th Berlin Film Festival in Germany on February 9 in 2006. The movie features the actor Kang Hye-jung famed in Korea.

'Invisible Waves' features Kang Hye-jung and Japanese Actor Asano Dadanobu and is directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. Funding was provided in part by Korean CJ Entertainment. 'Invisible Waves' was also selected as the movie for opening ceremony in the Thai Bangkok Film Festival which will be held on February 17 in 2006.

In addition, "The Promise", a film jointly made by Koreans, Chinese, and Americans, is also on the list for the non-competitive film section of the Berlin Film Festival. The Korean movie star Jang Dong-gun is a leading actor in "The Promise".

Many films in the show at the Busan Film Festival were also put on the invitation list in the Berlin Film Festival. Not only the Korean films like Director Jo Chang-ho's 'The Peter Pan Formula' and director Sin Dong-il's 'Host and Guest' but also the Korean-Japanese director Yonghi Yang's 'Dear Pyongyang', director Hunahashi Atheshi's 'Big River' and director Sono Shion's 'Strange Circus' were on the list of the 56th Berlin Film Festival after screening at the Busan Film Festival as the World Premier films.

The Korean actress Kang Hye-jung is one of the rising stars in the Republic of Korea. She won the award for the best supporting actress both of the Korean Film Festival and the Blue Dragon Film Festival for her role in 'Welcome to Dongmakgol' in 2006.

By Youn-soo Kim

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