Korea to be Asia’s standard bearer at Berlin Film Festival
A slow-moving melodrama from South Korea about a young couple attempting to conceal their feelings ahead of their breakup is to be the Asian film industry’s standard bearer at next week’s Berlin Film Festival.
Indeed, Lee Yoon-ki’s Saranghanda, Saranghaji Anneunda (Come Rain Come Shine) is the only Asian movie to be selected for the Berlinale’s main competition.
This is despite nations such as China, Japan and India emerging in recent years as major world film producing countries.
It is also in marked contrast to previous years, when up to four Asian movies have been included in the race for the Berlinale’s coveted Golden Bear for best picture.