Lim Seung-hyeon's 'Homeless' invited to International Film Festival Rotterdam

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Lim Seung-hyeon's 'Homeless' invited to International Film Festival Rotterdam

A scene from the film ″Homeless″ [GREEN NARAE MEDIA]

A scene from the film ″Homeless″ [GREEN NARAE MEDIA]

 
Director Lim Seung-hyeon’s feature debut “Homeless” which won the CGV Arthouse Award in the 21st Jeonju International Film Festival, has been invited to screen at the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).  
 
“Homeless” revolves around a young couple and their one-year-old son who temporarily move into an empty home after the owner is involved in an accident. It is scheduled to be released in local theaters sometime in the latter half of this year.  
 
Hosted in Rotterdam every January, the festival has previously invited local films such as “Breathless” (2009), “The Journals of Musan” (2011) and “Han Gong-ju” (2014). Last year director Yoon Dan-bi’s “Moving On” (2020) won the Bright Future Award, and the black-and-white version of Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” (2019) had its world premiere at the event.  
 
Due to Covid-19, the festival was divided into two events to be hosted in February and June. “Homeless” was invited to the Harbour section and will be screened in both theaters and online from Wednesday to Sunday local time. The Harbour section was newly established this year to introduce a greater variety of contemporary films to audiences. 
 
Other local projects such as director Lee Dong-woo’s documentary “Self-portrait” (2020) and KBS documentary series “Modern Korea” were also invited for screening but “Homeless” is the sole Korean feature film to be invited this year.  
 
BY LEE JAE-LIM   [lee.jaelim@joongang.co.kr]  
 
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