TIFF to highlight Seoul this year

August 14, 2014

Sept. 4 to 14

Seoul is the city on spotlight at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.

The festival’s City to City program, now in its sixth year, introduces a selection of films made by those in a specific city chosen each year, TIFF said.

This year, eight South Korean films will be featured as a part of the program: “A Dream of Iron” by Director Park Kyung-geun, “A Girl at My Door” by Jung Joo-ri, “A Hard Day” by Kim Sung-hoon, “Alive” by Park Jung-beom, “Cart” by Bu Ji-young, “Confession” by Lee Do-yoon, “Gyeongju” by Jang Ryul and “Scarlet Innocence” by Lim Pil-sung.

Director Park’s “A Dream of Iron,” in particular, was a winner of the NETPAC award at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival and selected for the New York Museum of Modern Art’s Documentary Fortnight. “A Girl at My Door” was a Un Certain Regard selection at Cannes Film Festival in May.

More Korean films than any other year in history have been invited to screen at this year’s TIFF, which will run Sept. 4 to 14.