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Recap of movies of the 11th Korean Film Festival

Film Program

The heart of our film festival were a total of 21 feature films and animation films, which, like last year, were made provided by the Korean Independent Animation Filmmakers Association (KIAFA). The selected animated films also reflected our special focus ‘Mental Health’. As the opening film, we were able to offer the viewers a special highlight: The long-awaited blockbuster Hunt. The movie was the directorial debut of LEE Jung-jae, who became known worldwide for his leading role in Squid Game. It was a special honor to welcome numerous guests on the opening night, including the Consul General of the Republic of Korea, Kyungsok Koh, and the Managing Director of the Kulturfonds, Karin Wolff. Unfortunately, the patrons Angela Dorn and Dr. Ina Hartwig could not attend due to tight scheduling, but both supported the film festival with a greeting in the program booklet.

We are pleased to inform you that many of the screenings were sold out beyond our opening film. The most popular films at the festival included The Roundup (LEE Sang-yong), Alienoid (CHOI Dong-hoon), Hansan (KIM Han-min) and The Killer: A Girl Who Deserves to Die (CHOI Jae-hoon), that were all enthusiastically received by our visitors. It is also particularly important to the Festival to support young filmmakers. For this reason, we were especially happy to present the graduation film Hazi – A long wrong day by film student CHAE Ji-hye (Dortmund University of Applied Sciences) as a double feature with our last festival film, the award-winning The Novelist’s Film by HONG Sang-soo.

Film List

HUNT  헌트   LEE Jung-jae
Chun Tae-il: A Flame That Lives On 태일이HONG Jun-pyo
Kingmaker 킹메이커  BYUN Sung-hyun
Emergency Declaration 비상선언HAN Jae-rim
Alienoid 외계+인 1부CHOI Dong-hoon
The Roundup 범죄도시2LEE Sang-yong
In Our Prime 이상한 나라의 수학자    PARK Dong-hoon 
The Hill of Secrets 비밀의 언덕   LEE Ji-eun
Hansan: Rising Dragon 한산: 용의 출현           KIM Han-min
I am More 모어    LEE Il-ha
The Girl on a Bulldozer 불도저에 탄 소녀           PARK Ri-woong
Dust and Ashes 축복의 집PARK Hee-kwon
The Killer: A Girl Who Deserves To Die 더 킬러: 죽어도 되는 아이CHOI Jae-hoon
When Spring Comes 봄날        LEE Don-ku
Hazi – A long Wrong DayCHAE Ji-hye
The Novelist’s Film 소설가의 영화    HONG Sang-soo
Egg Curry RiceSEO Ji-hyun
Misery Loves CompanyLEE Sasha
OolangOolangJO Yeseul
A Plate For MeLEE Haeli
The Ark in the DesertKIM Areum