Magazine article Screen International

Filmart 2014: Hot Titles: Korea

Magazine article Screen International

Filmart 2014: Hot Titles: Korea

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Korean cinema continues its strong run at home and abroad. Jean Noh profiles some of the highlights10 Minutes

Dir Lee Yong-seung

Screening in the Indie Power section at Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), Lee Yong-seung's debut feature made its world premiere last October in Busan's New Currents competition, where it picked up the KNN audience award and Fipresci prize, and went on to an international premiere in Berlin's Forum last month. The story of a young man getting ready to pass the tests for his dream job as a TV producer, the film follows his dilemma when he is offered a stable job that will better help him support his family.

Contact Lotte Entertainment r333@lotte.netConfession aka Good Friends

Dir Lee Do-yun

Currently in production and set to wrap in April, Confession (aka Good

Friends) is the feature directorial debut of Lee Do-yun. Starring Ji Sung (Whatcha Wearin'), Ju Ji-hoon (I Am The King) and Lee Kwang-soo (The Scent) as best friends since childhood, the film follows what happens when one of them is asked by another's mother to stage a robbery at her illegal gambling arcade as part of an insurance scam.

Contact United Pictures dannylee@upictures.co.krThe Fatal Encounter

Dir Lee Jae-kyoo

Directed by Lee Jae-kyoo, who is best known for his TV series credits including Beethoven Virus and The King 2 Hearts, The Fatal Encounter is a historical drama of palace intrigue featuring the politically embroiled King Jeong-jo, his dedicated servant Gap-soo and mysterious assassins. The film stars Hyun Bin (Late Autumn and TV series Secret Garden), Jung Jae-young (The Plan Man, Confession Of Murder), Cho Jung-seok (The Face Reader, Architecture 101) and Han Ji-min (The Plan Man).

Contact Lotte Entertainment r333@lotte.netFor The Emperor

Dir Park Sang-jun

Currently in post-production, For The Emperor is a crime action film directed by Park Sang-jun (Bank Attack). The film stars Lee Min-ki (Very Ordinary Couple) as a disgraced ex-baseball player who joins a loan-shark ring headed by Park Sung-woong (New World), and meets the seductive bar owner Lee Tae-im (Days Of Wrath).

Contact United Pictures dannylee@upictures.co.krMiss Granny

Dir Hwang Dong-hyuk

Currently on release in Korea, Miss Granny has clocked up more than 8. …

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