The 70th Berlin International Film Festival will kick off in Berlin, Germany on Feb. 20.
Two notable Korean films have been invited to this year’s Berlin International Film Festival to meet audiences in Germany: director Hong Sang Soo’s The Woman Who Ran and director Yoo Sung Hyun’s Time To Hunt.
Director Hong Sang Soo’s 24th feature film, The Woman Who Ran, was invited to the competition and will meet local audiences for the first time on Feb. 25. Director Hong Sang Soo and actor Kim Min Hee will travel together for the festival. With Kim Min Hee winning the Silver Bear for Best Actress for On the Beach at Night Alone three years ago, attention is being paid to what these duo will accomplish this time.
The movie, The Woman Who Ran follows the character Gam Hee, played by Kim Min Hee, who meets three friends from her past through two arranged meeting and one accidental meeting while her husband is away for the first time.
Time To Hunt, a new film of director Yoo Sung Hyun, a director for Bleak Night, was invited to the Berlinale Special Gala. This movie is the first Korean film to be invited to this category. The official screening on Feb. 22 will be accompanied by director Yoon Sung Hyun, and actors including, Lee Je Hoon, Ahn Jae Hong, Park Jung Min and Park Hae Soo.
The movie is a chase thriller about four friends who planned a dangerous operation for a new life and a mystery chaser. In addition to the four actors who will attend the festival, Choi Woo Shik, a leading figure in the Korean film industry these days, has come together for the movie. Prior to the invitation to the Berlin Film Festival, the movie was sold in 20 foreign countries including Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
The 70th Berlin International Film Festival will be held on March 1.