Looking forward to Sion Sono’s Bad Film, Ken Ochiai’s The Tiger Mask, Lee Won Suk’s How to Use Guys with Secret Tips, Takashi Miike’s Shield of Straw & Lesson of Evil, Kudo Kankuro’s Maruyama the Middle Schooler, James Caradog’s The Machine and the whole Tsukamoto Shinya retrospective.
The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival – or PiFan, for short – is gearing up for its 17th installment commencing this coming July 18th and running through to the 28th.
As is always the case with PiFan, the focus on genre films means a quite eclectic range of screenings from a variety of countries, and the 2013 edition continues the trend. A total of 219 films – 133 feature films and 86 shorts – from 40 countries are on offer, opening with the Asian premiere of animated all-star cast feature The Congress by director Ari Folman, and closing with the World Premiere of Korean film The Terror Live (더 테러 라이브) by director Kim Byeong U (김병우).
Opening Film – The Congress
Israeli director Ari Folman, who previously made waves with Waltz With Bashir in 2008, finally returns to the director’s chair with The Congress. An international co-production between…
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