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Seoul Film Festival Opens Thursday

2005/09/01 Source

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The sixth Seoul Film Festival on Thursday began an eight-day run.

The event's homepage said the festival will showcase 175 movies from 24 countries in three categories: imagination, affinity and transformation.

The opening film "World Mirror Cinema: Episodes 1-3" by Austrian director Gustav Deutsch reflects on Europe in the early 20th century, capitalism, and the two world wars.

"Avanim" by Israeli director Raphael Nadjari and eleven other films are in the international competition section.

In the domestic section, "Tale of Cinema" by Hong Sang-soo and nine others will compete for prizes.

The festival will feature outdoor movie screenings, live performances and seminars.

Reported by KBS World Radio

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