Thursday, February 14, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, February 11 2008] Berlin Spotlight on Korean-American Filmmaker

Korean-American director Dennis Lee has become, in Lord Byron’s words, “famous overnight” at the Berlin International Film Festival. His “Fireflies in the Garden” starring Julia Roberts was screened at the Berlinale Palast, the main venue, on Sunday at 10:30 p.m., a coveted time slot for every filmmaker. Tickets sold out already three days earlier despite the size of the theater -- it has 1,600 seats.

Having surprised the world by being invited to the competition of the one of the world’s three leading film festivals with his feature film debut, the rookie director is fully booked for interview after interview with reporters from around the world on Sunday and Monday.

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