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Jeonju film festival puts Korean cinema in the spotlight

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The Jeonju International Film Festival opens its 12th edition at the end of the month with a strong focus on independent Korean films.

“We asked our programmer to seek out as-of-yet undiscovered but high-quality Korean films so that we could present them to a wider audience and promote them overseas,” JIFF director Min Byung-lock said at a press conference last month in Myeong-dong, central Seoul.

The Jeonju festival, in North Jeolla, is one of the nation’s largest and is devoted primarily to art house cinema. This year’s festival screens a total of 190 films from 38 countries.

Korean film fans will want to check out the Korean Cinema Showcase section, which will screen seven Korean films that have been released over the past two years.

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via Korea JoongAng Daily

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