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Nine Korean films invited to Berlin International Film Festival

 A total of nine Korean films, including “Night Fishing,” a short film by director Park Chan-wook shot entirely with an iPhone, and “Love, or Not,” a feature-length film starring Hyun-Bin and Im Soo-jeong, have been invited to next month’s Berlin International Film Festival.

Of the nine, three films have been invited to the competition section: “Night Fishing,” “Love, or Not,” and “Broken Night.”
Park Chan-wook
Park Chan-wook

“Night Fishing,” co-directed by Park and his media artist brother Chan-kyong, tells the story of a middle-age man (Oh Gwang-rok), who accidentally catches the body of a female shaman (Lee Jung-hyun) while fishing at night.

The film has been in the spotlight for having been shot entirely using Apple’s iPhone 4.

Directed by Lee Yoon-ki, “Love, or Not” tells the story of a young couple who have been married five years facing a split.

“Broken Night,” a short film directed by Yang Hyo-joo, last year won the Sunje Fund Award at Pusan International Film Festival. It tells the story of a young man who constantly fakes car accidents to recieve insurance money.

In the non-competition section, Director Park Gyeong-guen’s documentary, “Cheonggyecheon Medley,” Kim Seon’s “Self-Referential Traverse,” and director Kim Tae-yong’s “Late Autumn” have been invited.

The film festival opens on Feb. 10.

By Claire Lee (clairelee@heraldcorp.com)
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