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This Year's Jeonju Film Fest to Feature Shakespeare Adaptions

2016/04/28 Source

This year's Jeonju International Film Festival is set to kick off its 10-day run on Thursday.

A total of 211 films -- 163 feature and 48 short films -- will be shown on 19 screens at five theaters in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province.

"Born to Be Blue" by Canadian director Robert Budreau will open the festival. The film is about American jazz musician Chet Baker, played by Ethan Hawke. A director's cut of Ryoo Seung-wan's debut film "Die Bad" will wrap up the festival.

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death there will be a retrospective dedicated to the great English writer, in cooperation with the British Council.

Eight classic films based on Shakespeare's plays such as "Henry V" (1944), "Macbeth" (1971), "The Tempest" (1979) and "Hamlet" (1996) will be screened during the festival.

For more information, visit the festival's website at

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