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Korean Film Festival in Berlin Increasing in Popularity
April 17th, 2014
News from Berlin - Next Thursday sees the kickoff of the film festival ‘Korean Cinema Today’ at the ‘Haus der Kulturen der Welt’ (HKW) in Berlin. The event, which lasts from April 24th to May 4th, gives its audiences an insight into the scope of Korea’s film industry, whilst also touching on relevant and current societal issues in South Korean society. For this, participants will be able to see ten films that were shown at the Busan International Film Festival in 2011 and 2012. The films will be presented by the co-curator Hong Hyosook, whilst a number of directors and actors will also be present to answer questions and conduct discussions regarding their work. The festival program will include documentaries, as well as children’s’ films, alongside older Korean classics. On top of that, it will also be possible to watch short films and Korean cartoons in the foyer of the HKW.
The festival is in its third edition and has been met with increased anticipation and interest by the German media. It can also be said that it is constantly growing in stature and popularity, with an increase in visitors evident since its inception in 2012. The films are shown in the original version with English subtitles. The event, which is organized together with the Korea Foundation, begins with a screening of ‘Han gong-ju’ next Thursday with a lounge event and drinks planned afterwards.
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