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Kim Ki-duk winner of the Douglas Sirk Award at the 2012 Filmfest Hamburg

The winner of the Douglas Sirk Award at the 2012 Filmfest Hamburg has been decided. This year the prize will be awarded to the South Korean director Kim Ki-duk. During the prize-giving ceremony, Filmfest Hamburg will be hosting the German premiere of his latest film Pieta. Kim Ki-duk will be present. ...

Additions to Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival

Acclaimed directors Daniel Burman, Christophe Honoré, Kim Ki-duk and Jaime Rosales feature among the Official Selection competitors at the coming San Sebastian Film Festival. They will be accompanied by one of the creators of Dogme 95 movement, Kristian Levring, the North American Courtney Hunt and the Palestinian Rashid Masharawi. These are the first confirmed names of contenders for the Golden Shell and other awards bestowed at the 56th San Sebastian Film Festival, to take place from 18-27 Se...

"Breath" by Kim Ki-duk

On the fourth day of this 60th Festival, South Korean cineaste Kim Ki-duk returns to Cannes to present Breath in the Competition selection. His film The Bow was one of the highlights of the 2005 Un Certain Regard section. This time, Ki-duk tells the story of a prisoner condemned to death. He is visited by a woman who feels neglected by her husband, and she falls in love with him. With this drama revolving around jealousy, unhappiness, and the lack of love, Kim Ki-duk is  "referring indir...

Kim Ki Duk and many more...back to Fantasporto

It happens every year. In February, the month of St Valentine and Carnival, the second most important city in Portugal receives thousands of film enthusiasts for another edition of Fantasporto. A fortnight of the best cinema in the world. And, as usual, new discoveries and new creators together with old talents and retrospectives. The 27th edition of the biggest film festival in Portugal is supported by the Ministry of Culture, through the ICAM, the Portuguese Film Institute, as well as the Opor...

world premiere of new film by Kim Ki-duk at Karlovy Vary

41st Karlovy Vary IFF will open with world premiere of new film by Kim Ki-duk The 41st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will open with the film Time by renowned Korean director Kim Ki-duk, who will present its world premiere in person on June 30. In his 13th film, one of the most original filmmakers of modern times tells the story of a young couple deeply in love, who test their relationship with fatal methods - changing their own appearances to refresh their passion. "It is an honour fo...

3 Iron wins the Fipresci Best Film of the Year

Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year to "3-Iron" by Kim Ki-dukThe international recognition granted at the Donostia-San Sebastian Film Festival by FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) with its Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year clearly underlines the importance of this award, now in its seventh year. 300 members of the Federation from all over the world have cast their votes for a film released between August 2004 and July 2005. The prize, created to back the most audacious, ori...

Bin-Jip's 3-Iron drive on the festival circuit

Bin-Jip/3-Iron Korean 95 minutes South Korea Color 2004 Kim Ki-duk Kim Ki-duk Film/Cineclick Asia Director Kim Ki-dukScreenplay Kim Ki-dukDirector of Photography Jang Seung-beck Editor Kim Ki-duk Cast Lee Seung-yeonJae HeeKwon Hyuk-hoJoo Jin-moCostume Designer Koo Hea-heonArt Director Joo Jin-moMusic SlvianSynopsis Tae-suk drives his motorcycle around Seoul, papering neighborhood doors with advertising flyers. He is not interested in making money. If the flyer remains posted, he breaks into and ...

Kim Ki-duk retrospective in Italy

Retrospective of Kim Ki-duk to be held also in Milan, Rome, and TurinKorea Film Fest 3rd International Festival of Korean Cinematography in FlorenceSouth Korea invades Italy in the third engagement of the Korean Film Fest, an international Korean film festival with a retrospective of the director Kim Ki-duk taking place from April 8th through the 14th at the Stensen Auditorium in Florence (Viale Don Minzoni, 25/c).Whether it be first screenings or contemporary classics, the one-of-a-kind festiva...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival awards

47 575 viewers attended the 8th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that ended last Sunday.The Black Nights Film Festival (BNFF) with its 3 sub-festivals (Sleepwalkers’ Student Film Festival, Children and Youth Film Festival “Just Film” and Animation film festival “Animated Dreams”) showed altogether 553 films in 563 screenings. The festival took place in 4 towns (besides Tallinn and Tartu selected programmes were presented in Viljandi and Pärnu too), in 21 cinema theatres.This year th...

Bin -Jip (3-Iron) from Kim Ki-Duk

Bin-Jip (3-Iron) Violence has always been a dominent component of Korean films and for some directors it is almost a tic. Kim Ki-duk has spilled a lot of blood over the years, sometimes justifiably because of the subject, but often over-spilling the borders of necessity. With Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... Spring (2003), a serene contemplative Buddhist film, it seemed as though Kim had a change of heart. His latest, 3-Iron, combines the two aspects of his work. It does contain much violence, of...