The 2nd Chungmuro Film Festival begins next Wednesday, September 3, and continues until Thursday, September 11. Some of the highlights:
-a Douglas Trumbull tribute, along with a master class with Trumbull. Films include 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Blade Runner, and Brainstorm.
-new print of Lola Montes
-David Lean retrospective
-tribute to Deborah Kerr
-a history of German cinema, including over 20 films from the silent era to the present
-a Kon Ichikawa retrospective, featuring nine films
-Memories of Korean Cinema
-a celebration of the Cannes director's fortnight, featuring over 20 films
-a retrospective of Korean auteur Jang Sun-woo
Once again, the line-up is impressive and it will be impossible to see even a fraction of what I would like, especially with work and moving considerations. I'm going to make a special effort to see a couple of Jang films, since I'm unfamiliar with his work thus far.