According to the Korean Culture and Information Service, an affiliate of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, directors Oh Seung-yoon, Lee Dong-eun and Shin Su-won will participate in the joint project of creating a three-part omnibus.
|An image of the promotional animation being created by director Oh Seung-yoon. (The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism)|
Oh, whose most notable works include 2018 animation film “Underdog” starring actors Do Kyung-soo and Park So-dam, will create an animation about a humanized landmine in the demilitarized zone. The film will carry a message of peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Lee, known for directing “In Between Seasons,” will turn to the issue of family, which he has addressed in a number of previous works. The film will depict homes from children’s perspective, which will help promote a humane aspect of the country.
Shin, who received a special mention in the Generation 14plus section of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival for “Pluto,” will direct a fantasy genre film, which will send a message that tradition can provide comfort to Koreans.
“We hope that the (image of Korea) can be made more approachable to the international community, through these promotional films,” a KOCIS official was quoted as saying.
The previews of the videos will be released in October via www.korea.net and www.youtube.com/user/G atewayTokorea, and the official premiere of the films will be held at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju later that month.
By Yoon Min-sik