Sunday, May 1, 2016

Anyone going to be in Korea?

Among the various international broadcasters I listen to is KBS World (Radio Korea), from South Korea. (I was never able to pick up the propaganda from the North on my radio.) Anyhow, Friday's program on Radio Korea mentioned a couple of film festivals in the country, one going on, and one to start next week:

The Jeonju International Film Festival started on Thursday and continues through this coming Saturday. Since this year is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the festive is programming several adaptations of Shakespeare works, including movies originally made in English (such as the Olivier Henry V).

For those looking to shoehorn strident political commentary into their films, there's the Green Film Festival in Seoul, which looks at "environmental" films or films with a subject that is supposedly tangentially related to environmental issues. It will be running from this Friday through next Thursday. Note that the "official" link didn't work for me.

It's too bad I can't afford to take a trip to Korea.

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