|Dedicated to presenting films which deal with stories and issues seen from a female perspective, the sixth Women's Film Festival in Seoul (WFFIS) kicks off on April 2 for an eight-day run. Titled "See the World Through Women's Eyes," the festival is scheduled to screen a total of 70 films from 22 countries at Artreon Theater and Noksaek Theater in Sinchon.
Jane Campion's "In the Cut," a psychological thriller starring Meg Ryan, opens this year's festival.
The festival program is divided into six categories: "Asian Cinema," "New Currents," "Focus on Margarethe von Trotta," the newly introduced "Young Feminist Forum," "Asian Short Film and Video Competition," and "Feminist Film and Video Activism."
Most films have English subtitles. Tickets may be reserved between March 19 and April 8. The film schedule is posted on the web site (http://www.wffis.or.kr; Korean and English) and reservations may be made through Maxmovie (http://www.maxmovie.com; Korean only) or by contacting the organizer Kim Soonja (02-588-5357, firstname.lastname@example.org; English Speaking). The venues can be reached by a three-minute walk (Noksaek Theater) and a seven-minute walk (Artreon Theater) from Exit 4 of Sinchon Station on Line 2.
The opening film screens at Mapo-gu Culture and Sports Center (Admission is free), which is a five-minute walk from Exit 2 of Daehung Station, Line 6.
For detailed information, contact the organizer (02-588-5355, email@example.com) or go to its web site (www.wffis.or.kr).
(Article credit: SEOUL WEEKLY Issue No. 107)