Eight Korean films will take center stage at the City to City sidebar of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which will run from Sept. 4-14.
Seoul has been selected as the “cinematic hotspot” to be highlighted at this year’s City to City program, which introduces films and filmmakers from a selected city. This is the sixth edition of the festival’s City to City program, which has previously focused on Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Mumbai and Athens.
“Seoul is one of the most exciting cities on the planet, and you can feel that energy in its films,” said TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey in a statement. “South Korea’s capital continues to produce consistently strong cinema, from art house to commercial and we want to introduce our audience in Toronto to Seoul’s next generation.”
“When it comes to film, Seoul is a city that never fails to produce new talent and surprising works of art,” said TIFF international programmer Giovanna Fulvi of the selections.
Other Korean titles, including Im Kwon-taek’s “Revivre,” Hong Sang-soo’s “Hill of Freedom” and “Sea Fog” by director Shim Sung-bo and executive producer Bong Joon-ho, will also appear in the festival.
The 39th Toronto International Film Festival is regarded as one of the most influential international film festivals along with those in Cannes, Berlin and Venice. For more information, visit http://www.tiff.net.
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