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Hong Sang-soo's new film invited to Berlin

2018/01/19 09:30

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SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- The latest work by prominent Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo will be screened in the Forum section of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, which is set to open next month, the film's overseas distributor said on Friday.

"Grass," the 22nd feature from Hong, is a black-and-white film starring Kim Min-hee and Jung Jin-young, according to Finecut.

The movie delves into the theme of life and death through the story of guests at a small cafe whose owner loves classical music, according to media reports.

After having its world premiere in Berlin, the film is set to have its domestic release in the second half of this year.

Forum is a section for introducing cutting-edge indie or experimental films from many countries.

Hong was invited to the Forum section in 1997 for his first feature, "The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well." His 21st feature "On the Beach at Night Alone" earned its star, Kim Min-hee, Berlin's best actress Silver Bear award last year.

This year's Berlin festival runs from March 15-25.

A still cut from "Grass," provided by Finecut (Yonhap) A still cut from "Grass," provided by Finecut (Yonhap)

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