Where the Audience Can Meet New Works by World-Class Female Directors, Present Female Films, and Female Narratives
The program of this year's film festival includes a wide range of famous works by world-class female directors who have introduced new works over the past year or two, ranging from the opening film to the New Currents section that collects new works on women's themes and films by female directors, and to the special themed exhibition Women Making Art: Shouts & Whispers. The 25th SIWFF will unveil the eighth feature film, Showing Up, by American independent film maestro Kelly Reichardt, which the world is paying attention to, for the first time in Korea as the opening film. In addition, the audience can check out the recent world-class veteran female directors who have been steadily working in the film industry and their work, such as Ingeborg Bachmann - Journey into the Desert, the new film of the world's leading female film director Margarethe Von Trotta, Canadian actor and director Sarah Polley's Women Talking, which won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay this year, French director Catherine Corsini's Homecoming, which was screened in competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival, British feminist documentary director Pratibha Parmar's My Name Is Andrea, and more. The program will provide an opportunity to meet the recent trend of female narratives and various film aesthetic attempts by female directors who have recently received attention through prominent overseas film festivals. From works of emerging female directors, such as Australian director duo Soda Jerk's Hello Dankness, a unique work created using footage from various films, to Erica Tremblay's Fancy Dance.