Magazine article Screen International

Rotterdam Tiger Directors: Baek Seungbin on 'I Have a Date with Spring'

Magazine article Screen International

Rotterdam Tiger Directors: Baek Seungbin on 'I Have a Date with Spring'

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The film premieres in the festival’s Bright Future strand.

‘I Have A Date With Spring’

Baek Seung-bin completed his film studies at the Korean Academy of Film Arts. He made several short films - The French Lieutenant’s Woman (2007), based on John Fowles’ novel, won Best Film in The Extreme Nightmare section at the Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival.

Baek’s debut feature Members of the Funeral (2009) received a special mention in the New Currents section at the Busan International Film Festival and won a NETPAC award. I Have a Date with Spring (2018), world premiere at IFFR, is his second feature.

The film premieres today (1 Feb)in the festival’s Bright Future strand.

How did you get into filmmaking?

I’ve watched lots of classical films from my childhood. I was influenced by mother who was an active movie goer, and an aspiring actress who never achieved her dreams. After losing her to cancer, I entered a film school, which was the beginning of my career as a filmmaker. …

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