Korea's 'Late Autumn' Set for Berlin's Forum Section

A remake of a 1960s film, 'Late Autumn' stars China's Tang Wei and Korea's Hyun Bin.

SEOUL – Late Autumn (Manchu), a Korean film based on a 1960s classic by director Lee Man-hui, was invited to Forum, a section devoted to works of young filmmakers at the Berlin International Film Festival, which opens next month.

The film by Kim Tae-yong (Family Ties), starring Tang Wei and Hyun Bin and produced by Korea's Boram Entertainment is a story of a female Chinese immigrant on parole from a prison term who falls in love with a man of Korean descent. The film is set in Seattle and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.  

Forum is a section within Berlin run in co-operation with the “Friends of German Cinemateque e.V” (renamed "Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art e.V.") in 2008 to promote film as a platform for cultural exchange and political discussion.