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‘Beasts Clawing at Straws’ to get premiere at Film Festival Rotterdam

Korean film “Beasts Clawing at Straws” has been invited to International Film Festival Rotterdam to screen early next year, marking its world premiere at the film festival.

The film is one of 10 films to have its world premiere at the film festival, as it also competes for the top honor of the film festival, the Tiger Award, according to IFFR. 

"Beasts Clawing at Straws” (Megabox Plus M)

The annual film festival, which is scheduled to for Jan. 23-Feb. 2, focuses on recent works by talented new filmmakers and unveils a lineup of mostly independent or documentary feature films.

A number of Korean films have won the Tiger Award in the past, including “The Journals of Musan” in 2010, “Breathless” in 2009 and “Jealousy Is My Middle Name” in 2002.

“Beasts Clawing at Straws,” directed by Kim Yong-hoon, is a crime film that follow characters who covet a Louis Vuitton bag packed with cash.

The movie stars Jeon Do-yeon, who won the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007, top actor Jung woo-sung and veteran actress Yoon Yeo-jeong. It is scheduled to hit theaters in Korea in February.

By Park Yuna (