Moscow Film Fest Holds Retrospective Dedicated to Lee Joon-ik

      June 28, 2016 10:39

      Lee Joon-ik

      This year's Moscow International Film Festival features a retrospective dedicated to Korean films.

      The festival, which runs from June 23 to 30, is one of the most prestigious film festivals, along with the ones in Berlin, Cannes and Venice.

      Some 300 movie fans including filmmakers gathered to watch one of his latest films, "The Throne" on the opening day of the respective last week.

      "I am honored that my films were invited to the festival that boasts 80 years of history," director Lee Joon-ik said.

      The retrospective features five of Lee's films -- "Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet," "The Happy Life," "Hope," "The King and the Clown" and "The Throne."

      Lee is the second Korean director to hold a retrospective at the festival after Im Kwon-taek in 2008.

      Other Korean films such as "Mrs. B. A North Korean Woman" by Yoon Jae-ho, "Sorry Day" by Bae Ki-won and "Worst Woman" directed by Kim Jong-kwan have been invited to the official competition section of the festival.

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