Jeonju Int'l Film Festival Under Way


    April 29, 2022 10:40

    The Jeonju International Film Festival kicked off its 10-day run on Thursday.

    Some 145 actors and filmmakers attended the red carpet event ahead of the festival's opening ceremony.

    The annual festival, now in its 23rd year, is offering as many offline and outdoor events as possible with stars and filmmakers attending, as the country returns to normal over two years after the coronavirus pandemic began. 

    The opening ceremony of the Jeonju International Film Festival is held in North Jeolla Province on Thursday. /Yonhap

    This year's festival features 217 films from 56 countries. Some 60 guests have been invited from around the world, as well as 2,000 Korean guests.

    It also features a special screening event honoring renowned director Lee Chang-dong. Among the films to be screened are his latest short film "Heartbeat" and "Lee Chang-dong: The Art of Irony," a documentary directed by French filmmaker Alain Mazars.

    The festival runs through May 7. Films will be shown on 19 screens at five theaters in Jeonju.

    "After Yang" by Korean-American director Kogonada, who directed Apple TV+'s Korean series "Pachinko," opened the festival, while the French film "Full Time" by Eric Gravel will wrap up the event. 

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