[News] KU HYE SUN-directed “Daughter” receives invitation to BIFF
– KU, “I am deeply honored. It will be released after the Festival, hope you show interest in the film.”
Director KU HYE SUN’s third film “Daughter” (Produced by Ku Hye Sun Film, Yes Production) received an official invitation to the 19th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).
BIFF, South Korea’s largest film festival to be held from October 2 to 11 at Busan’s Haeundae, is categorized into 11 categories including Gala Presentation, Window of Asian Films, New Currents, Korean Cinema Today-Panorama, World Cinema, Wide Angle, Open Cinema and Special Program. KU’s film was invited to the Korean Cinema Today-Panorama.
“Daughter” is KU’s 3rd work following “Magic” (2010) and “The Peach Tree” (2012), which draws on a story of a high school student San, the main character played by KU herself, and her mother (played by Shim Haejin) who wants to trap her in severe punishment and control. The movie touches on psychological aspects while carries a societal message.
It is KU’s first trial to act in a film, building excitement for the fans. As she is known for showing her own world visually through the use of unique storyline and mesmerizing colors, fans are enthusiastically waiting to see “Daughter.”
KU commented, “The mother in the film considers her daughter her alter ego, and denies the daughter’s identity and abuses her under the delusive name of love. It is my intention to criticize the crooked maternal love while portraying the ill-fated mothers in a sympathetic point of view.”
She added, “I am honored to be invited to Asia’s largest film festival. The film is to be released after the festival ends, and I hope you show interest in my film.”
Other films like “A Girl At My Door” (directed by Jung Juri), “A Hard Day” (directed by Kim Sunghoon), “Alive” (directed by Park Jungbeom), “”Gyeongju” (directed by Jang Ryul), “Sea Fog” (directed by Shim Sungbo), “Roaring Currents” (directed by Kim Hanmin) and “Kundo: Age of the Rampant” (directed by Yoon Jongbin) also received official invitations to BIFF.