Star filmmaker Kim Ki-duk has been invited to Venice International Film Festival this year, Korean film distributor FINECUT said.
His movie “One on One” will be screening as the opening film of the Giornate degli Autori Venice Days, an independent, subsidiary film festival supported by Italian filmmakers and producers. A total of 12 films are invited annually.
This is Kim’s third year in a row being invited to Venice.
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The 54-year-old won the Golden Lion Award for his film “Pieta” in 2012. The next year, he was once again invited for his film “Moebius” as part of the non-competition section.
“One on One,” Kim’s 20th film released on May 22 in Korea, tells the story of seven suspects in the rape-murder of a teen girl as they are terrorized by members of a sect known as The Shadows. It stars actor Ma Dong-suk.
The film festival begins in August.