Congratulations to the Korean Film Spotlight of Fantasia 2011. We have witnessed Korean films gained more popularity and recognition for its unique story lines, wonderful cinematography and excellent stories in recent years around the world. I wish the Korean Film Spotlight to become an important event supporting the diversification and
development of the Fantasia Film Festival. I extend my warm congratulations to Ciné-Asie for arranging this meaningful event. Bon Cinéma!
Chong Hoon KIM
Ambassador / Consul General
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Montreal
It brings me great pleasure to bid you welcome to the fifteenth edition of the Fantasia Film Festival. I would like to highlight, once again, the precious collaboration with the Ciné-Asie Film Organization. Ciné-Asie has permitted Fantasia to present a selection of the best Korean films of the year, since 1998. We thus hope to be able to count on your presence to come to note the constant progression of national cinematography, which does not cease to surprise by its level of knowledge of exceptionality. The Korean films have been, for a long time, the most appreciated films of Fantasia. Come and discover why this edition of the Fantasia cinematic voyage promises to take you away into the unimaginable.
President / Président du festival Fantasia
This year, the 2nd edition of the Korean Film Spotlight at Fantasia will present delightful films. We will discover the acclaimed directors and a number of the talented fresh directors’ first feature films.The invited multiple-award winning directors from South Korea will present their most recent films at Fantasia: Ryoo Seung-wan, director of THE UNJUST, a gritty story of cops and crime starring Ryoo Seung-beom and Hwang Jung-min. The creator of THE KING AND THE CLOWN, Lee Joon-ik, arrives with another variation on the historical epic, BATTLEFIELD HEROES, and has been invited onto the jury for the main competition section at Fantasia. Lastly, Lee Hae-young, responsible for the witty film, LIKE A VIRGIN, presents FOXY FESTIVAL, a smart comedy about sexual secrets and desires.
Ciné-Asie will also organize colourful events that are culturally diverse and cinematic inspiring during Fantasia: Master Class on Action cinema, East-Asian Calligraphy workshop, Korean Five Drums performance, Storytelling concert and Industry Luncheon. We thank for those who have been supportive to this project: Mr. Kim Chong hoon, Ambassador and Consul General at General consulate of the Republic of Korea in Montreal; Pierre Corbeil, President at Fantasia; and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Special thanks to our long-time collaborators; KOFIC, CJ Entertainment, M-Line Distribution, Showbox, Finecut, Indiestory, all of the devoted Fantasia team, and our royal sponsors and advertisers.
Lastly, a special thanks to our public and the fantastic team at Ciné-Asie. Bon cinema!
Director / Founder Ciné-Asie
East Asian Calligraphy Workshop
3:00 PM, July 30, Atrium at Concordia University’s Webster Library Building
Traditional Korean 5 Drums Dance at BATTLEFIELD HEROES
7:00 PM, July 31 (Sunday) at Hall Theatre