2 South Korean films recognized at the Fantasia l KBS WORLD International Film Festival

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Two South Korean films have been recognized at the ongoing 26th Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada.

According to South Korean film distributor Finecut on Wednesday, “Next Sohee” director Jung July won the best director award at the festival which kicked off on July 14 and will run until next Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, fellow distributor Next Entertainment World said its film “Special Delivery” earned a Special Jury Mention.

Describing “Next Sohee” as “a true masterpiece and one of Fantasia 2022’s must-sees,” event organizers noted that the film was highly praised at the recent Cannes Film Festival, closing the Week of the critical.

The film has also been invited to compete for the Amsterdam International Film Festival which kicks off at the end of August.

“Next Sohee,” starring Kim Si-eun and Bae Doo-na, is about a detective investigating the death of a high school girl and the shocking details she uncovers.

“Special Delivery,” starring Park So-dam and Song Sae-byeok, is an action-packed film about an unexpected incident faced by a driver responding to unusual delivery requests.

Darcy J. Skinner