European Film touts pics at Pusan

EFP promotes Euro films at South Korean fest

HOLLYWOOD — For the third consecutive year, the European Film Promotion is promoting Euro pics at the Pusan film festival in South Korea.

Besides pics known in the fest circuit like “Fraulein” and “Belle Toujours” from Germany and France, films from nine countries will receive sales support in marketing at the fest from Oct. 12-20 in a bid to boost the Euro pics outside the continent.

Additionally, directors Kristijonas Vildziunas and Laila Pakalnina will attend Pusan with the help of the org to promote their films to the festival audience and the public.

Pics receiving support include: Vildziunas’s “You Am I” (Lithuania), Pakalnina’s “The Hostage” (Latvia), Szabolcs Hajdu’s “White Palms” (Hungary), Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s “The Lives of Others” (Germany), Uli Gaulke’s documentary “Comrades in Dreams” (Germany), David Gleeson’s “The Front Line” (Ireland), Tiago Guedes and Frederico Serra’s “Bad Blood” (Portugal) and Ivan Cherkelov’s and Vassil Jivkov’s “Christmas Tree Upside Down” (Bulgaria).

EFP will have an industry office at Pusan’s inaugural Asian Film Market (Oct. 15-18) that provides space for the display of promotional material and opportunities for business meetings.

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