Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival can usually be relied upon to satisfy film fans with comedies, dramas and thrillers from South Korea. This year, Fantasia is showing 12 Korean features. Two of them, A Hard Day and Socialphobia, will be shown twice, the rest get one screening only. The Fantasia International Film Festival runs from July 14-Aug. 4, 2015.
Read more about the plots, stars, directors, and screening dates, of the Korean films at Fantasia on my blog mostlymovies.ca.
Below are photos from some of the films. Here are just a few of the stars you can see onscreen at Fantasia:
Lee Min-ho (이민호) in Gangnam Blues. He won the Most Popular Actor for that role, at the PaekSang Arts Awards in May.
Ko A-sung (고아성), in OFFICE. She played Song Kang-ho’s daughter in The Host and in Snowpiecer. Both films were directed by Bong Joon-ho.
Choi Seung-hyun (최승현), aka T.O.P. (탑) of boy band Big Bang, in TAZZA: THE HIDDEN CARD. He was last seen onscreen in Montreal in the spy film COMMITMENT.
Kim Yun-seok (김윤석) is quite scary in HAEMOO and in TAZZA: THE HIDDEN CARD.
Ha Jung-woo (하정우) in ASSASSINATION.
Lee Jung-jae (이정재) in ASSASSINATION and BIG MATCH
Go Soo and Han Suk-Kyu (한석규) in THE ROYAL TAILOR.
Gianna Jun, aka Jun Ji-Hyun (전지현) the original SASSY GIRL, in ASSASSINATION.
Park Yoo-Chun (박유천) in Haemoo. He won four Best New Actor awards for this role. The actor and singer is a member of the boy band JYJ, and a former member of TVXQ.
Read more about the Fantasia International Film Festival festival at fantasiafestival.com