Gangneung International Film Festival begins Friday with "Strawberry Mansion"

연합뉴스 / 2021-10-22 10:32:38
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▲ These images show the posters for the 3rd Gangneung International Film Festival. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)



▲ This photo shows the promotion for the Gangneung International Film Festival on the wall-side of the City Hall office. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap) 



GANGNEUG, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) -- This year's 3rd GIFF 2021 (Gangneung International Film Festival 2021) will meet the audiences for 10 days starting from the 22nd afternoon at Gangneung Art Center.

Actor Yeon Woo-jin from Gangneung City will be the host for the opening ceremony which a number of well-known figures of the movies and culture industry will attend.

For the opening ceremony, “Strawberry Mansion” will be on screen and “Modern Gangneung,” an art-complex of a film showing the city 40 years ago mixed with a live-performace.

Not only this year’s judge, Idir Serghine co-president of ACID (Association of Independent Cinema of its Diffusion) for the Cannes Film Festival and Benjamin Illos film selector for the Directors’ Fortnight of the Cannes International Film Festival, directors Albert BirneyKentucker Audley of the opening film (“Strawberry Mansion”) and Riccardo Gelli committee head of the Florence Korea Film Fest will pay a visit to Korea and step on the red carpet.

Vanja KALUĐERČIĆ committee head of International Film Festival Rotterdam will also attend the opening ceremony as well.

The directors and actor of the official films to be screened in the festival such as director Boo Seok-hoon of “Junho,” director Lee Min-seob, actress Lee You-mi of “Today’s Superpower” and director Jung Seung-hoonactress Gong Seung-yeon of “Love Sick” will attend too.

Also, Korea’s famous movie stars are scheduled to be there as well, including directors Kim Jin-yu, Kim Han-min, Lee Chang-dong, Lee Hyun-seung and Choi Ha-na and actors Kang Soo-youn, Ryu Seung-ryong, Park Jeong-ja, Ahn Sung-ki, Yang Dong-geun, Ye Ji-won, Im Won-hee, Jung Woo-sung, Zo In-sung and Han Ye-ri

Committee heads of Korean film festivals such as Huh Moon-yung head director of BIFF (Busan International Film Festival) and director Jung Ji-young of the organizing committee of BIFAN (Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival) will attend the ceremony too.

During the film festival, 116 films from 42 countries will be screened at CGV Gangneung, Shinyoung Theater ,Gwana Theater, Stage ‘Dan’ and Gangneung Art Center.



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