[Talk of the town]
Yoo Ji-tae’s ‘Invitation’ gets a premiere
Yoo Ji-tae premiered his short film “Invitation” yesterday at the Joongang Cinema Sponge House in Myeong-dong, central Seoul.
The film is the 34-year-old actor’s fourth short film as a director.
In addition to directing the film, Yoo wrote the script and plays the main character alongside leading lady Uhm Ji-won.
According to Yoo, Invitation is an homage to the 1962 French film “La Jetee,” directed by Chris Marker. Like Marker’s black and white sci-fi short, Yoo’s film also consists mostly of still photos and narration.
Invitation will be screened with the documentary “Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens,” which traces the life and work of the pioneering photographer. The double feature will open in theaters on June 11.
By Lee Hae-joo Contributing writer