In the first EU Film Festival in the Republic of Korea, Latvia presents its legendary short, Ten Minutes Older (1978), by Hercs Franks

06.12.2018. 05:07
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In the first EU Film Festival in the Republic of Korea, Latvia presents its legendary short, Ten Minutes Older (1978), by Hercs Franks

As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the 1st European Union Film Festival in Korea was held from 1 to 4 November 2018 in Seoul. The Embassy of Latvia took part in the event by presenting a legendary short film directed by Hercs Franks, Ten Minutes Older (1978), a Latvian cinema classic that has earned worldwide fame in the history of documentary cinema.   

In total, eleven short and long feature films from nine European Union Member States were screened at the festival, reflecting the unique heritage of the European cinema from a historical perspective.

For a better understanding of history and values of the European cinema, the audience also had a unique opportunity to hear a lecture given by Korean Film Director KIM Daehyun, showcasing the multifaceted legacy of European film.

In addition, there was a photo exhibition on the Korean Film Archive (KOFA) Cinematheque premises, presenting the images of European movie theatre and theatre buildings, including that of the Latvian National Theatre, where the Republic of Latvia was proclaimed 100 years ago.

The Embassy of Latvia extends its deep gratitude to the National Film Centre of Latvia for its support to Latvia’s debut at the 1st European Union Film Festival in Korea.

Press Contacts:

Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the Republic of Korea
Address: 29, Hannam-daero 36-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04417, Republic of Korea
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