PiFan 2013: The 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival

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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