There will be a special tribute to directors Hong Sang Soo and Kim Jee Woon at 13th Deauville Asian Film Festival held in Deauville, France. A “Tribute to HONG Sangsoo” and “A Glance at the Works of KIM JEEWOON” will be shown at the festival for five days (March 9th-13th).
The festival plans to screen all of Director Hong Sang Soo’s films from “The Day a Pig Fell into the Well” (1996) to his latest “Oki’s Movie” (2010). “Okie’s Movie” stars “Coffee Prince’s” (2007) Lee Seon Kyun and was invited to screen at last year’s Venice Film Festival. “Hahaha” (2009) was a film that had a super-star cast with Kim Sang Kyung, “Oasis’s” (2002) Moon So Ri, and “the Housemaid’s” (2010) Yoon Yeo Jung. “Woman on the Beach” (2006), which stars Ko Hyun Jung before her roles in “Queen Seonduk” (2009) and “Daemul” (2010), and “Like You Know it All” (2008) will also be shown. Actors Kim Sang Kyung along with Um Ji Won who currently appears in “Sign” starred in “Geuk Jang Jeon” (2005). Additionally, “Fires of Ambition” star Song Hyun Ah’s “Woman is the Future of Man” (2004) will also be screened. Hong’s “Hahaha,” which won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for the Un Certain Regard section, is awaiting its March 16th French theatrical release.
Director Kim Jee Woon’s films are also full of A-listers. Kim’s hardcore action thriller “I Saw the Devil” (2010) stars Lee Byeong Heon who is gaining worldwide recognition. Lee also appeared in Kim’s “The Good, the Bad, the Weird” (2008) with Jung Woo Sung of “Athena: Goddess of War” (2011) and actor Song Kang Ho. “The Good, the Bad, the Weird” is an action cowboy movie set in Manju China and has never before been screened in France. It awaits an official July theatrical release.