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Bong Joon-Ho Directs Short Film As Part Of Japanese Earthquake Omnibus

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 8, 2011 at 8:28AM

While we're still waiting to see what Bong Joon-ho's next feature film will be after his excellent, Hitchock-ian effort "Mother," the director certainly hasn't been idle. Earlier this year, he made a trip up to Park City where he presided on the Sundance Film Festival jury and it seems he's knocked out work on a smaller project since then.
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While we're still waiting to see what Bong Joon-ho's next feature film will be after his excellent, Hitchock-ian effort "Mother," the director certainly hasn't been idle. Earlier this year, he made a trip up to Park City where he presided on the Sundance Film Festival jury and it seems he's knocked out work on a smaller project since then.

10 Asia (via The Film Stage) reports that the director has completed a three minute short film that will be a segment as part of a one-hour omnibus film centered around the deadly earthquake that struck Japan this spring. Details are scarce, but the project will feature works from sixty directors, forty of whom are Japanese. So yeah, with only a sixty minute running time, these short films will definitely be very, very short.

We haven't been able to place our hands on a title, but that should emerge soon as the film will hit both the Sendai Short Film Festival and the Nara International Film Festival in September and October respectively. The other participants or even if the film will eventually wind its way to this side of the world are not known just yet. As for Joon-Ho, he's been linked to a couple of projects over the past year or so including the horror film "Snow Piercer" (which was supposed to shoot this year, though word has been very quiet) and a potential Hollywood debut with J.J. Abrams producing. So we'll see if any of those move forward of it something else entirely gets the green light, but here's hoping we're not waiting too long.

This article is related to: Foreign Directors, Bong Joon-Ho


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