Monday, 20 October 2008

2008 Pink Film Festival

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There will be a Pink Film Festival (only for women) from the 1 - 28 November in South Korea. Check out the cute poster. However, this film festival is especially for the adult female.

Movies screened in this film festival are independent movies, unique to Japan (whatever that means, sorry, my Korean translation skills leaves room for much improvement). Budget for these movies do not exceed 30 million Korean Won.

I think males are only allowed on opening day and on Wednesdays where it's "Couples Day".

Everything on the official Pink Film Festival website is in Korean. There's also a list of films that will be screened.

Well, this is a first i've heard of a Film Festival especially for women. Interesting concept and if there were one in Malaysia, i hope they show lots of romantic comedies and chick flicks! However, this festival seems non-mainstream. Movies look very arty and some even erotic. No wonder it is only for ADULT females.

Source: StarNews


Lindsay said...

As I understand it, "pink films" are basically soft-core porn--minus the nudity, since certain parts [ahem] weren't allowed to be shown onscreen when the genre was popular in Japan, back in the 1960s and 1970s. I've heard that this actually contributed to the "artsy" look of the films: faced with restrictions and super-low budgets, the filmmakers had to get creative. I don't know how this figures into recent pink films, but it'll be interesting to find out! (I notice most of these movies are from the past decade.)

Thanks for the heads-up! I'm really looking forward to this. Do you ladies plan to catch some while you're in Korea next month? ^.~

Orchid said...

Thanks for the comment Lindsay. Yes we will be in Korea during the Pink Film Festival. However, don't think i plan to go for a "pink film" ~ might get bored to death... ;-) Unless the rest want to go.

Liz said...

Do they have subs with these films? Or are they the kind where you don't need subs to understand the film?

Lindsay said...

Hmmm.... I'm not 100% sure, but I've never been to a film festival that *didn't* have subtitles on the foreign films. These will most likely have Korean subtitles... but, as you suggest, I have a feeling subs are not essential to understanding what's going on. ㅋㅋㅋ

Orchid said...

@Lindsay, Korean subs will not be much help for me. I need English subs. hehehe. Are you living in Seoul?

Liz said...

Thanks Linsay for the info. I think I'll give it a pass then :-).

Lindsay said...

Orchid, I live in Gwangju, about a four-hour bus ride from Seoul. ^^

I'll poke around a little more, and if I find out that any of these have English subs, I'll let you know.


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