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HAF Selects 4 Korean Project

2009/01/09 Source

The Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) has chosen 4 South Korean projects, including the latest by director Na Hong-jin ("The Chaser"), for its high-profile project market, taking place March 23 25, 2009 alongside the Hong Kong International Film Festival (March 22 April 13).

NA will present his new project, titled "The Yellow Sea", the tale of a man who is forced to become a murderer through physical necessity. The director's debut film "The Chaser" was an unexpected hit at the Korean box office, becoming the second-highest grossing film of 2008.

Korea's top action director Ryoo Seung-wan will bring "The Enforcer", his seventh feature project to HAF. The director is known for such popular hits as "Arahan" (2004), "Crying Fist" (2005) and "The City of Violence" (2006).

Also invited were Yim Pil-sung with a project called "The Flower of Evil" and Lee Jeong-beom with "A Secret Boy". LIM debuted with 2005 feature "Antarctic Journa"l followed by fairy-tale horror "Hansel and Gretel" (2007). LEE debuted with gangster-drama "Cruel Winter Blue"s (2006).

HAF selected a total of 27 projects, with an emphasis on those that find a common ground between art house and commercial values. Noticeable also was the selection of star newcomers like NA and Taiwan's Wei Te-Sheng (Cape No.7). Asian projects comprise 26 of those selected.

Nigel D'Sa (KOFIC)

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