This year's New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) invites seven Korean features and 10 Korean shorts to its 8th edition, running June 19 – July 5 in Manhattan. Of the seven features, four are North American premieres: Ryoo Seung-wan
's "Dachimawa Lee
", Kim Ki-duk
, Jang Hoon
's "Rough Cut"
, and Min Gyoo-dong
The remaining three features are New York premieres and include Rotterdam Tiger winner "Breathless"
by Yang Ik-june
, "Go Go 70s
" by Choi Ho
and "Crush and Blush
" by Lee Kyoung-mi
. From the latter film, award-winning actress Gong Hyo-jin
will be a guest at NYAFF. She and actor So Ji-sub
) will be presented with the Inaugural Rising Star Asia Awards, which will take place on the 24 of June.
In the short film category, director Lee Su-Jin is invited for the screening of his short film "Enemy's Apple". The program highlights the best Korean short films from the previous year's edition of the Mise-en-Scene's Short Film Festival in Seoul. NYAFF will screen 53 feature films from Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
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Nigel D'Sa (KOFIC)