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Korean VR film is invited to Venice Film Fest

July 28,2018
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Director Chuck Chae’s animated VR film “Buddy” has been invited to the 75th Venice Film Festival.

Chae’s film was the only Korean film invited to the festival, and his movie is listed under the Venice Virtual Reality competition category.

“Buddy” is a VR film that takes place in “LibertyLand,” an amusement park featured in the Hollywood movie “Nut Job.” A lonely mouse named Buddy meets the audience in LibertyLand, and audiences can interact with the character.

Chae was also invited to the Cannes Film Festival in May with his other VR film titled “White Rabbit.”

“Buddy” is the first Korean film to be invited to the Venice Film Festival since 2016, when director Kim Jee-woon’s “The Age of Shadows” and Kim Ki-duk’s “The Net” was listed. The 75th Venice Film Festival will kick off on Aug. 29 and end Sept. 8.

By Sung Ji-eun