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Paris welcomes Korean film festival

Oct 30,2019
The 14th Festival du Film Coreen a Paris (FFCP) - translated to Paris Korean Film Festival - is now running until Nov. 5 at Publicis Cinemas in celebration of the centennial of the birth of Korean cinema.

The film event opened with director Lee Sang-geun’s “Exit” (2019) on Tuesday local time and will wrap up with director Yoon Ga-eun’s “The House of Us” (2019).

A total of 58 classic, commercial and independent films will be screened during the festival. Internationally-acclaimed film “House of Hummingbird,” (2019) the winner of 28 prestigious global film awards, the commercially successful “Extreme Job” (2019) and “A Higher Animal” (2000), the debut feature film from director Bong Joon-ho, will also be screened.

In the festival’s Focus section, director Kim Jee-woon’s “The Good, The Bad, The Weird” (2008) is scheduled to be showed, and director and actor Song Kang-ho is expected to attend special panels to share their experiences and answer questions from the audience.

“There is nothing especially new to the interest in Korean films for French moviegoers, but we felt that [their interest] grew exceptionally after ‘Parasite’ won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Festival,” said Bae Yong-jae, the festival’s executive director. “People from French film distribution companies are increasingly visiting the event each year to take a look at the diverse array of film genres the festival offers.”

By Lee Jae-lim