Director Hong Sang Soo‘s new film Introduction has been officially invited to the main competition section of the 71st Berlin International Film Festival.
The Berlin Film Festival announced its competition lineup on the morning of Feb 11 (local time). And Inteurodeoksyeon (Introduction) directed by Hong Sang Soo is among the 15 competition titles.
Director Hong won the Silver Bear (an award for individual achievements in direction and acting, and for best short film) for Best Director with The Woman Who Ran at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival last year, and was invited to the competition section for two consecutive years. In all, this is the fifth time that Hong’s film won the competition title at Berlin Film.
His new film Introduction, starring Kim Min Hee, Shin Seok Ho and Park Mi So, follows a young man who tries to find his way in the face of his parents’ wishes and impositions.
According to Variety, the festival’s 71st edition will take place in two stages – Industry platforms European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents and the World Cinema Fund on March 1-5, while June 9-20 will see a physical summer public event, pandemic permitting.