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"Elephant" invited to int'l film festivals

최종수정 2009.10.14 10:53 기사입력 2009.10.14 10:53

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Poster of Korean movie "Searching for the Elephant" [Big House-Vantage Holdings]

Korean film "Searching for the Elephant" has been invited to several international film festivals, according to the film's producer Big House-Vantage Holdings.

The film, which opens November 5, received official invite from film fests in Poland, Sweden, Brazil and England, Big House announced in a press release on Tuesday.

"Elephant" will be presented in the competition category at the 25th Varshava International Film Festival, held in Poland, as well as the Stockholm International Film Festival, the biggest competitive film fest in Scandinavia.

"["Searching for the Elephant"] is a very important film that explores modern people's worries and problems in very unique, cinematic ways," an official at the Stockholm International Film Festival was quoted as saying.

Previous winners at Stockholm include Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino, who won back-to-back with "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction", and Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, who won the Audience Award in 2004 with "Old Boy".
The film will also shown at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil and Leeds International Film Festival in England.

"Elephant" is about the intimate personal lives of three thirty-something men struggling with schizophrenia, sex addiction and infidelity. The movie stars Korean actors Jang Hyuk, Jo Dong-hyeok, Lee Sang-woo and Lee Min-jeong.

Reporter : Lynn Kim lynn2878@asiae.co.kr
Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@asiae.co.kr
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