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Women directors to visit Seoul for Women's Film Festival

2005/04/07 Source

20 world-famous women film directors will visit Korea for the 7th Seoul Women's Film Festival that will last eight days starting from April 8.

On the festival's opening day, well-known international award-winning women directors including Lucretia Martel of Argentina, Anna Luif of Sweden and Celesta Davis from the U.S., will arrive in Seoul at the same time.

Lucretia Martel, whose "The Holy Girl" will be featured at the opening ceremony this year, won the the Alfred Bauer prize for her debut film "La Cienaga" at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2001.

Anna Luif, whose short film " Summer time " swept international film awards in 2001 at notable festivals such as the Locarno Film Festival and Clermont International Short Film Festival, will show her first full-length and first Swiss HD movie, "Little Girl Blue".

Meanwhile during the festival, U.S. film director Celesta Davis will show her controversial movie "Awful Normal", in which she dramatizes her own personal experience of being raped. In 2004, she received the Best Feature Documentary Prize at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Francisco and a Special Jury Prize at the Florida Film Festival for this film.

In addition, Carole Laure, a former Canadian movie star and singer who became a film director, will make a visit to Korea with her film "CQ2" on April 8. And Israeli journalist and movie director Anat Zuria will bring her film "Sentenced to Marriage" on April 10.

Other organizers and staff from international women's film festivals will also visit Korea, including Koumln Women's Film Festival organizer Jennifer Jones on April 11, Taiwan Women Film Festival organizer Vita Lin on April 9, and Tokyo Women's Film Festival advisor Yamajaki Hiroko on April 11.

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