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Five South Korean short films to be screened at NY film festival

By 박한나

Published : June 29, 2012 - 14:28

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Five South Korean short films, including four that are currently showing at a festival in Seoul will be screened at this year's New York Asian Film Festival
(NYAFF) from Friday to July 15.

 Four of the films are "Hideout," an action-thriller directed by Lee Chang-hee; "Heart," an animated film by Erick Oh; "Finis Operis," a comedy by Mun Byong-gon; and "The Lucky Gumboy," a documentary by Choi Shin-choon, the secretariat of the Mise-en-Scene Short Film Festival said Friday.

 "Night Fishing," by experienced director Park Chan-wook ("Old Boy") and his brother Park Chan-kyong will also screen at the New York festival.

 The NYAFF is North America's leading festival of popular Asian cinema. Launched in 2002 by Subway Cinema, the festival screens only the "best, strangest, and most entertaining" movies for New York audiences, ranging from mainstream blockbusters through art-house eccentricities to genre and cult classics.

The Mise-en-Scene Short Film Festival is a leading short film festival in Korea, and opened on Thursday. A total of 60 short films will be screened until July 4.