From the 9-20th of November, the Stockholm International Film Festival (SIFF) will showcase over 170 films from 44 different countries.
According to the official press release, festival director Git Scheynius claimed the 22nd edition of the event,
“is the meeting point for next generation’s film creators. Our 22nd program is fully loaded with strong titles and fresh newcomers and this year we are happy to present more female directors than ever.”
As part of the ‘Asian Images’ category, 4 films will represent the Korean industry. Kim Ki Duk‘s Arirang (아리랑), which won the ‘Un Certain Regard’ at Cannes earlier this year, will be screened alongside Dance Town (댄스 타운), The Day He Arrives (북촌 방향), and The Yellow Sea (황해). All 4 of these films have been touring the international festival circuit this year, and are being well received by audiences and critics alike.
In the ‘Twilight Zone’ category, tongue-in-cheek B-movie Invasion of the Alien Bikini (에일리언 비키니) will be screened, as well as action/comedy Bloody Fight in Iron Rock Valley (철암계곡의 혈투).
Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy will open the festival, while Pedro Almodóvar‘s The Skin I Live In will close it.
Isabelle Huppert will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award alongside her new film, and Alejandro González Iñárritu will claim the Visionary Award.
For more information, visit the official site (here), the facebook page (here), and the official Kobiz report (here).
For a cheeky bit of fun, see below for the trailer of Invasion of Alien Bikini.