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Korean films at Deauville Asian Film Festival

2012/02/17 | 500 views | Permalink | Source

The 14th Deauville Asian Film Festival in France has unveiled their line-up this year to include JANG Hui-cheol's "Beautiful Miss Jin" and Jeon Soo-il's "Pink" from the Republic of Korea.
 
A drama/comedy set around Busan's busy Dong-rae station, director Jang Hui-cheol's "Beautiful Miss Jin" previously debutedat last year's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in theKorean Cinema Today– Vision section. "Beautiful Miss Jin" will screen in Deauville Asian Film Festival's official Competition section with nine other films.These include WANG Xiaoshuai's "11 Flowers" from China, SONO Sion's "Himizu" from Japan, Tongpong CHANTARANGKUL's "I Carried You Home" from Thailand and Amir Hossein SAGHAFI's "Death Is My Profession" from Iran.
 
Director Jeon Soo-il, whose films such as "With a Girl of Black Soil" and "I Came from Busan" went to major film festivals around the world, will have his film "Pink" screen in the Out of Competition section at Deauville. The film tells the story of people involved with a bar called Pink, including a girl who is dealing with a sexually abusive past with her father. Internationally sold by M-Line Distribution, "Pink" also screened at last year's BIFFin the festival's Korean Cinema Today– Panorama section.
 
The other films in the Out of Competition section are KOREEDA Hirokazu's "I Wish" from Japan and Penek RATANARUANG's "Headshot", a co-production between Thailand and France.
 
The Deauville Asian Film Festival this year will also showcase retrospectives dedicated to KUROSAWA Kiyoshi and Penek Ratanaruang. The Kurosawa retrospective includes "Cure", "Séance" and "Tokyo Sonata" while the Ratanaruang retrospective includes "Monrak Transistor", "Invisible Waves" and "Ploy".

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