Two Film Festivals to Be Held in SeoulOn November 20, two separate film festivals will be held in Seoul: The 1st Seoul Film Festival and the Nouvelle Vague (the New Wave) Film festival.
The Seoul Film Festival which runs through the 29th is a prelimimary festival for the future Seoul International Film festival.
During this festival a total of 70 movies including 40 films from 21 foreign countries will be shown.
The venues are the Dongsung Art Center and Inkel Art Hall on Taehakro (University St.), Cineast Theater on Chungmuro, and Yonsei University's 100th Anniversary Hall.
The opening film will be 'The Family Cinema'(1998) by Korean director Park Chul Soo which will mark the first time a movie will be shown in Korea in which the dialogue is in Japanese and a Japanese actor or actress performs.
The closing film will be 'The Legend of the Wind'(1997) directed by Walter Lima.
Famous Foreign films like 'Nirvana' by Gabriel Salvatore, 'Cure' by Kurosawa Kiyoshi, 'Eternity in a Day' by Theo Angelopoulous and Korean films like 'The Golden Days of Young Ja' will be shown during this festival.
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The Nouvelle Vague Film Festival which was organized by Dongsung Cinematic runs to the 24th.
Seven films from famous French directors like Francois Truffaut, Jean Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, and Eric Rohmer will be shown in the festival.
For further information call; 02-3672-0181, 766-3390 ext. 513.