Coming Soon: Gwacheon International SF Film Festival!

This entry is part 40 of 72 in the series SF in South Korea

So I should have posted about this before, but there’s an SF Film Festival on soon. It’s starting in a few days (28 October) and runs until 7 November, down at the National Science Museum in Gwacheon, South Korea.

There’s a twitter account that’s announcing events and so on, but unless you read Korean, it won’t mean much to you. Much better to head over to the website. It’s a chance to see all kinds of SF films on the big screen, from 2001: A Space Odyssey (and the sequel) to an all-night Back to the Future trilogy marathon this weekend. There’s also a fair amount of non-Anglo SF playing–some anime, for sure, but also Russian SF films!

(Confession: I’ve seen Stalker, which is mentioned on the Russian film page linked above… well, I’ve seen it, if watching till I couldn’t watch anymore and then falling asleep counts. But even so, I’m curious how it looks on the big screen.)

In any case, for the SF fans out there, this is something worth going to: it’d be nice to see a big turnout, and indeed to have it succeed such that it will happen again (and again). And one more thing: as always, the inimitable and tireless Park Sang Joon is involved.

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3 thoughts on “Coming Soon: Gwacheon International SF Film Festival!

  1. Yeah, Stalker… I find it more migraine-inducing than sleep-inducing though a friend of mine went to great lengths to show me how it’s actually a Soviet version of Wizard of Oz.

    If anything I’m indebted to that movie for at least putting the Stugartsky Brothers on my radar. It’s a great book.

  2. I think the sleep was an escape from a headache that was coming on. A Soviet version of The Wizard of Oz… well, that’s about what I’d expect a Soviet version of that film to turn out like, though I’m curious enough to wonder about the details of the argument. Hmmm. Haven’t checked out the Strugatsky Bros. yet…

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