Korean Film Festival to be held in Paris

October 18, 2013

By Chung Hyun-chae

A Korean Film Festival will take place in Paris for an eight-day run starting from Oct. 29. The festival’s venue will be the “Publicis Cinemas” located in the Champs-Elysees.

The “Festival du Film Coréen à Paris” (FFCP) will be hosted by “Association 1886,”a Korea-France cultural exchange institute. It will be sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Korean Film Council and the Korea Film Archive.

Marking its eighth edition since its inauguration in 2006, FFCP will screen 45 Korean movies, 23 features and 22 shorts. Films are divided into five groups: Paysage, Portrait, Short Cut, Classiques and the Specials.

The movie “Sowon,” directed by Lee Joon-ik will be the opening film at FFCP. “Sowon” refers to “Wish” in Korean and is at the name of the main character in the movie.

The closing film will be “Our Sunhi,” directed by Hong Sang-soo.