Green Film Festival to Start Early May

The Green Film Festival in Seoul will open on May 8 for an eight-day run featuring 111 movies from 35 countries.

Now in its 11th year, the festival will take place in several venues around downtown Gwanghwamun including the Seoul Museum of History.

This year's festival offers a wider choice by departing from its focus on documentaries and adding more feature films.

Works to be screened are critically acclaimed at international film festivals, a festival organizer said. "When people think of green films, they usually think of tedious documentaries, but this year's films combine artistry with popular appeal," he added.

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, "The Kings of Summer" will open the fest, while the closing film will be the winner of the competition section.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 28, 2014 13:19 KST