[TALK OF THE TOWN]See with your ears and hear with your eyes? This festival’s for you

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[TALK OF THE TOWN]See with your ears and hear with your eyes? This festival’s for you

It is a fact that you see with your eyes and hear with your ears. But to some, the opposite is true - they see with their ears and hear with their eyes.

This is so at the 9th Persons with Disabilities Film Festival, which kicked off on Monday and ends today. The closing ceremony is being held at the 600th Anniversary Building in Sungkyunkwan University, central Seoul, today, at 6 p.m.

The festival’s 30 films are either about the disabled or directed by them.

The opening film was director Kim Kwang-ho’s “Life Track,” the story of a physically disabled couple. In the film, Cheol-soo, the main character, has no arms. He smokes, eats and washes his hair using his toes.

Director Gye Woon-kyung’s documentary, “Pansy and Ivy” was selected as the closing film, which airs today at the closing ceremony. The story depicts two sisters in their 30s dreaming of marriage. The film received the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema Award at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in Japan in 2001.

For more information on the film festival, call (02) 461-2261 or visit www.pdff.net.

By Lee Eun-joo
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