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OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2022 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 

42nd OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FANTASPORTO 2022  April 1 - 10, 2022

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Kim Ki Duk Master Filmmaker returns to Fantasporto with The Net

Kim Ki-duk (Hangul김기덕 Korean pronunciation: [kimɡidʌk]; born December 20, 1960) is a South Korean filmmaker noted for his idiosyncratic art-house cinematic works. His films have received many distinctions in the festival circuit, making him one of the most important contemporary Asian film directors. Major festival awards include Golden Lion at 69th Venice International Film Festival for PietàSilver Lion for Best Director at 61st Venice International Film Festival for 3-IronSilver bear for Best Director at 54th Berlin International Film Festival for Samaria and Un Certain Regard prize at 2011 Cannes Film Festival for Arirang. His most widely known feature is Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003), included in film critic Roger Ebert's great movies and currently one of seven Asian movies to be listed in 250 top ranking movies on Internet Movie Database. Two of his films served as official submissions for Academy award for best foreign language film as South Korean entries. He has given scripts to several of his former assistant directors including Juhn Jai-hong (Beautiful and Poongsan) and Jang Hoon (Rough Cut).

 

Born in 1960, KIM Ki-duk studied fine arts in Paris from 1990 to 1993 before turning into a filmmaker when he won a screenplay contest by the Korean Film Council in 1995 which led to his praised debut <Crocodile> in 1996. He quickly followed that up with <Wild Animals>, which was set in Paris, before getting his first major festival invitation with his 1998 work <Birdcage Inn>, which screened at the Berlin International Film Festival. Broad international acclaim, as well as infamy, materialized in 2000 when his film <The Isle>, featuring some notorious scenes, debuted internationally at the Venice International Film Festival. That same year he released the experimental <Real Fiction>, a work shot in real time in one take. In 2001, his sixth film <Address Unknown> opened the Venice Film Festival, while the controversial forced prostitution film <Bad Guy> debuted at the Busan International Film Festival. He paired up with superstar JANG Dong-gun for the military drama <The Coast Guard> in 2002. Even more success came in 2003 when he released his landmark work <Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring>. Critically praised and screened internationally, it was for many years the most successful Korean film to screen in the United States. In 2004, he won both the Silver Bear (from Berlin) and the Silver Lion (from Venice), for his works <Samaritan Girl> and <3-Iron>, another KIM film that has endured as a classic. Yet despite the international acclaim each of his films have received, following the solid returns of <Bad Guy>, his films have generally been poorly received in Korea. He has been a vocal critic of the exhibition system that allows little room for independent films in Korea and has both threatened to withdraw some of his films from release and spearheaded various initiatives to promote the distribution of local indie cinema. Slowing to one film per annum following his award-winning 2004, in the next four years he produced <The Bow> (2005), <Time> (2006), <Breath> (2007) and <Dream> (2008). In 2008, he also ventured into producing, handing his own scripts to some of his former assistant directors for <Beautiful> and the smash hit gangster/cinema mashup <Rough Cut>, by JANG Hoon. But when an on set accident almost ended in tragedy on <Dream>, the director was so shaken up that he went into retirement. Casting out his demons with the self-filmed autobiographical work <Arirang>, KIM returned in 2011 and picked up the Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival. That same year he released <Amen>, which he filmed himself with only one actress during a few days in Europe. Despite a debut at the San Sebastian Film Festival, KIM pulled the film from theaters shortly after its debut and has not allowed it to be screened since. <Poongsan>, which he wrote and produced, came out the same year. KIM’s greatest victory came in 2012, when his austere film <Pieta> earned him the Golden Lion from Venice, making him the first Korean filmmaker to take the top award in either Cannes, Berlin or Venice. Though neither earned awards, his next two works also debuted at Venice, 2013’s controversial castration drama <Moebius> and 2014’s revenge thriller <One on One>, his 20th work as a director. In 2013, the prolific filmmaker also wrote and produced three films, <Rough Play>, <Godsend> and <Red Family>, while <Made in China> debuted in 2014. In 2015, he made the small-scale indie drama <Stop> in Japan. The film, which concerned the Fukushima Disaster, bowed at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Maintaining his pace, KIM prepared another film in 2016, this time teaming up with RYOO Seung-bum. - See more at: http://koreanfilm.or.kr/jsp/films/index/peopleView.jsp?peopleCd=10003696...

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Filmography[edit]

 

Year English title Korean title Director Producer Writer Editor Notes
N/A Who Is God[9]   Yes        
1996 Crocodile 악어 Yes   Yes    
1996 Wild Animals 야생동물 보호구역 Yes   Yes    
1998 Birdcage Inn 파란 대문 Yes   Yes    
2000 The Isle Yes   Yes    
2000 Real Fiction 실제 상황 Yes   Yes    
2001 Address Unknown 수취인불명 Yes   Yes    
2001 Bad Guy 나쁜 남자 Yes   Yes    
2002 The Coast Guard 해안선 Yes   Yes    
2003 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring 봄 여름 가을 겨울 그리고 봄 Yes   Yes Yes "He also acts a major role (as the Adult Monk)"[6]
2004 Samaritan Girl 사마리아 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
2004 3-Iron 빈 집 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
2005 The Bow Yes Yes Yes Yes  
2006 Time 시간 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
2007 Breath Yes   Yes    
2008 Dream 비몽 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
2008 Beautiful 아름답다   Yes Yes    
2008 Rough Cut 영화는 영화다   Yes Yes    
2010 Secret Reunion 의형제     Yes   Uncredited
2011 Arirang 아리랑 Yes Yes Yes Yes Dramatic documentary about himself
2011 Amen 아멘 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
2011 Poongsan 영화는 영화다   Yes Yes    
2012 Pietà 피에타 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
2013 Moebius[7] 뫼비우스 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
2013 Rough Play 배우는 배우다   Yes Yes    
2013 Red Family 붉은 가족   Yes Yes Yes  
2014 One on One 일대일 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
2014 Godsend 신의 선물   Yes Yes    
2015 Stop 스톱 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
2015 Made in China 메이드 인 차이나   Yes Yes    
2016 The Net[8] 그물 Yes

 

 

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40th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL runs Feb 28, March 7

The Oporto International Film Festival, specializes in fantasy and science-fiction films in its Official Competitive section.
This Festival also includes the 18th New Directors Week with an Official Competition and a Retrospective section. The Festival’s director, Mário Dorminsky, is preparing, with the help of the Portuguese Film Institute, a program with Portuguese Films for the benefit of the foreign guests in Fantasporto.
The Festival runs now in 5 theatres (2,600 seats altogether ) and screens nearly new 200 feature films each year. The press coverage of the Festival is made by all the most important Portuguese newspapers, radio stations and television networks and by foreign specialized press. This allows press dossiers of about 5000 clippings every year and represents a unique media coverage in Portugal for similar cultural events.

Almost 110,000 entries, per year is the average of the Festival’s past editions.

 

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