Today at DIFF: Day 6, April 17
Today’s highlight of the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival is the subject of our third Centerpiece Screening and Gala: MY WAY, the South Korean war epic that we’ve been waxing on about for days. Director Kang Je-kyu, effectively the Steven Spielberg of Korean cinema, is in town for the event and will walk our red carpet, submit to a light interrogation on D Magazine’s FrontRow Stage, and preside over the post-screening Gala.
(In case you need a primer: MY WAY is South Korea’s biggest-budget movie to date, and one person who’s seen it describes it as a cross between SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and CHARIOTS OF FIRE. It’s a must-see for foreign film buffs, particularly Asian movie fans.)
If you’re into the moodiness of foreign film and can handle the heaviest of topics, the day’s screenings are bookmarked by two gems: the tense, film noir-influenced Russian drama ELENA (with a soundtrack by Philip Glass) at 1 pm, and the polarizing Austrian psychological drama STILL LIFE at 10:45 pm. In between: the last Animation Competition screening, and the DIFF 2012 debuts of DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL, THE INVISIBLE WAR, EXTRATERRESTRIAL and GAYBY, among others.
Visit the Prekindle Online Box Office and Festival Guide, for DIFF 2012 film synopses and showtimes, as well as to purchase tickets and passes. Also, The Prekindle Main Box Office in Mockingbird Station (near Urban Taco and Victoria’s Secret [map] is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. To purchase items by phone, call 972-707-0838.