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10 Korean films invited to Far East Film Festival

A scene from “Unbowed,” one of the 10 Korean films invited to Italy’s Far East Film Festival later this month. (Photo courtesy of Aura Pictures)

Publication Date : 11-04-2012


Ten Korean films have been invited to Italy’s Far East Film Festival, according to the event’s official website.

The upcoming event, which is slated to be held in Udine from April 20-28, is considered the biggest European festival featuring popular East Asian cinema.

The invited films include director Chung Ji-young’s courtroom drama Unbowed, Koo Ja-hong’s band-drama Dangerously Excited, Kang Hyung-chul’s retro flick Sunny and Ahn Sang-hoon’s serial-killer thriller Blind.

Director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s crime drama Silenced, a film adaptation of author Gong Ji-young’s best-selling novel of the same title, has also been invited. Both the movie and the book are based on a real-life mass sexual abuse case, which took place at a school for hearing impaired children in Gwangju.

Last year’s box-office hit Punch, which comically portrayed the life of a teen whose mother is a migrant woman, has also been invited.

Among the invited films, Dangerously Excited is the only movie that has not yet been released in theatres.

Sunny director Kang Hyung-chul and Dangerously Excited director Koo Ja-hong will be attending the festival, according to their movies’ production houses.


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