Guest Country of Honor

Republic of Korea

South Korean cinematography will have a special place in the 32nd edition's Program. We will have the opportunity of enjoying an exquisite selection of films -ranging from big productions to low budget comedies- that reflect the current state of a cinema that was never far from the Festival.
 
This selection of Korean motion pictures will be accompanied by a delegation of producers, directors and actors who will offer a talk about the South Korean cinematographic industry, one of the most successful in the world. This thorough proposal is supported by KOFIC -Korean Film Council-.
 
The comprehensive section Guest country of Honor Republic of Korea reveals why South Korean cinema is interesting for the whole world. These are their proposals:
 
A Taxi Driver / Un chofer de taxi, by Jang Hun - South Korea - 2017 - 137’
Autumn, Autumn / Otoño, otoño, by Jang Woo-jin - South Korea - 2016 - 77’
Behind the Dark Night / Detrás de la noche oscura, by Shim Chan-yang - South Korea - 2017 -  117’
Die Bad / Morir mal, by Ryoo Seung-wan - South Korea - 2000 - 95’
Loser’s Adventure / La aventura del perdedor, by Ko Bong-soo - South Korea - 2017 - 105’
The Battleship Island / La Isla Acorazado, by Ryoo Seung-wan - South Korea - 2017 - 132’
The Seeds of Violence / Las semillas de la violencia, by Lim Tea Geu - South Korea - 2017 - 82’
The Villainess / La villana, by Jung Byung-gil - South Korea - 2017 - 123’ 
 
As part of the Festivals Special Activities, a talk will take place about the current state and the functioning of one of the most successful and vital cinematographic industries of the world.  With Whitney Kim -Contents Panda - N.E.W.-, James Seo -CJ E&M-, Hewon Park -Kross Pictures-. Moderator: Marcelo Alderete. The talk will take place on Wednesday 22nd at 3:00 PM at Salón Recova del Hotel Provincial.
 
KOFIC also takes part in Film.ar, supporting the following projects:
 
REMAKE 
Heartbeat P: Kim Sang O. 
Insano D: Lee Cheol-ha,  P: Kim Yo-hwan
 
PROJECTS
Capirucho - P: Hyunwoo Thomas Kim  - LOBOLAB Project
The Primate Citizen - D: Sinae Ha, P: Wooyoung Choi - MARDOCLAB Project
 
Supporting international co-Productions
KOFIC supports co-production projects during their development stage through the Co-Production Development Support program. Selected projects (by region) are offered support in the form of script doctoring and mentoring for their development.  The program was designed as a one-stop process from script development to consultation and business matching in order to find co-production partners and financiers. KOFIC also recently began the Co-Production Incentive in 2012 for co-produced films between Korea and other nations. In addition, KOFIC opened the Film Business Center in Beijing, China to provide a location for Korean producers to develop their co- production projects with China. 

About KOFIC -Korean Film Council-
Established in 1973, the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) is a special organization, entrusted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea, aiming to support and promote Korean lms. KOFIC is composed of nine commissioners, including one full-time chairman and 8 committee members, appointed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in order to discuss and decide main policies related to Korean films.

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