Thursday, January 22, 2009
"Antique" Invited to Berlin Int’l Film Festival
Korean film “Antique” about four guys running a bakery has been invited to the non-competition category of the Berlin Int’l Film Festival. The world-renowned festival is scheduled to be held in Germany from February 5th to 15th.
“Antique” will be presented at the festival’s Culinary Cinema section. First established in 2007, the non-competitive Culinary Cinema section shows films about food and environment. In previous years such noted culinary-themed films as “Sideways” by Alexander Payne, “Fast Food Nation” by Richard Linklater, and “Ratatouille” by Brad Bird were featured at the reputed festival. “Antique” director, Min Kyu-dong, plans to take part in the film’s official showing during the festival.
Based on a Japanese comic book of the same title, visually pleasing “Antique” starred model-turned-actor Joo Ji-hoon, Kim Jae-wook and Yu A-in, and has drawn more than 1.2 million moviegoers during its run late last year.
Tags: Antique/Joo Ji hoon/Korean film/Kim Jae wook/Japanese comic