Two Korean superstars on the red carpet of the Far East Film Festival 20
(whose line-up, don't forget, will be announced on the 11th of April): miss Moon So-ri
and mister Jang Joon-hwan - the coolest couple in Asian cinema!
Crowned best emerging actress in Venice in 2002 for Oasis
by Lee Chang-dong (and the first Korean actress to receive the "Marcello Mastroianni" prize as well as the first Korean actress to sit on the jury of the Orizzonti section, in 2016), at FEFF 20 she will be presenting her wonderful debut behind the camera: The Running Actress
while he, a well-known director and writer of cult movie Save the Green Planet!
(considered by critics to be one of the most original films in the contemporary Asian scene) will be presenting 1987: When the Day Comes
, last season's box office-smashing blockbuster.
A husband and wife
with two films which couldn't be more different. The autobiographical The Running Actress
is a wry, open-hearted reflection on the private world of show-biz: a behind-the-scenes look at a woman (an artist) dealing with the practical aspects of everyday life. 1987: When the Day Comes
, on the other hand, focuses on a historical event that is still a raw nerve in South Korea: the extraordinary popular protest that saw millions of citizens demonstrating against the military dictatorship of Chun Doo-hwan that summer of forty years ago.
With a beautifully-written and -filmed comedy and a megaproduction that intertwines fictional images with authentic footage from the time, Moon So-ri
and Jang Joon-hwan
will greet the audience of the FEFF 20
who will be gathering in Udine from the 20th to the 28th of April, along with the many other wonderful films selected for showing. Over 70 films from all over Asia to speak about the present – and above all the future - of Far East pop cinema
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