Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
In light of OFFScreen's Sept. 3 screening of Lady Vengeance, we thought it might be fitting to call to attention South Korea's Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, commonly known as PiFan. This past July, PiFan celebrated its tenth year, and showed films from new and upcoming Korean directors, film shorts, the works of Audrey Hepburn, Italian horror masterpieces, and a special collection of works from New Zealand and the masters at WETA.
Film Comment Magazine is hosting a Online Exclusive article for the Sept/Oct 2006 Issue written by Chris Chang that recounts what, in his opinion, were the most interesting points of this year's festival (and the moments of slight unexpected gore.)
REALITY CHECKED: Strange views from Korea's PiFan Film Fest by Chris Chang
still from Meatball Machine, Japanese Directors Yudai Yamaguchi and Junichi Yamamoto