NEWS: Jeonju Festival to Open With ‘Piranhas,’ Close With ‘Skin’
South Korea’s second biggest film festival, the Jeonju International Film Festival, will open its 20th edition with Italian director Claudio Giovannesi’s crime drama Piranhas. It will close with Skin, an American biographical drama written and directed by Guy Nattiv.
Festival organisers announced their film selection at a live-streamed press conference in Jeonju on Wednesday and dispensed with the traditional second presentation in Seoul. Under the slogan, “Cinema, Liberated and Expressed,” they unveiled a selection comprising 202 feature films and 60 shorts from 56 countries.
The international competition includes Breathless Animals by Chinese-American Lei Lei, and Nore Fingshceidt’s System Crasher, both of which premiered in Berlin. The competition prizes will be adjudged by a jury headed by Hungary’s Gyorgy Palfi.
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