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Asian World Film Festival to feature 5 Korean films

  • Published : Oct 24, 2016 - 16:59
  • Updated : Oct 24, 2016 - 16:59

A still from director Lee Jae-han’s Korean War film “Operation Chromite” (CJ E&M)
The second annual Asian World Film Festival is screening five films from Korea.

The Los Angeles-based event kicked off Monday with the screening of British filmmaker Asif Kapadia’s “Ali and Nino,” which takes place in Azerbaijan during World War I.

Five recent Korean films -- “The Age of Shadows,” “Asura,” “The Map Against the World,” “The World of Us” and “Operation Chromite” -- will be featured throughout the week as part of the newly designed Korean Film Days program in association with CJ Entertainment.

This year’s event will conclude with a special presentation of Korean War drama “Operation Chromite” on Nov. 1. Additionally, legendary Korean producer Park Keon-seop will be honored with the Cinematic Legacy Achievement Award on the closing night.

Founded last year, the Asian World Film Festival aims to introduce Asian cinema to Los Angeles, a city often referred to as the capital of the film industry.

By Kim Yu-young (ivykim@heraldcorp.com)