Opening night of the Los Angeles Film Festival is here! It’s time to get red-carpet ready for our opening night film: the North American Premiere of Snowpiercer, directed by Bong Joon-ho.
The South Korean director’s first English-language production is an adaptation of the cult French comic book series Le Transperceneige. Set during the onset of the next ice age, the dystopian sci-fi fantasy revolves around a revolution in a class-segregated, non-stop express train carrying the last human survivors on Earth. After smashing South Korean box office records—it sold four million tickets in its first week in theaters—Snowpiercer grabbed five Asian Film Award nominations, including best film and best director.
“I’m thrilled to have Bong Joon-ho’s amazing Snowpiercer to kick off the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival,” said David Ansen, Artistic Director for the Festival. “As fans of The Host and Mother know, Bong takes popular genres to a visionary new level. Here he puts us on a speeding train in a frozen post-apocalyptic future—in the company of Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Song Kang-ho, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell and John Hurt—and treats us to a wild, funny and darkly provocative ride. You’ve never seen anything quite like it!”
The LA Film Fest runs June 11-19 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 in downtown Los Angeles. For passes, tickets and event information, call 1.866.FILM.FEST (1.866.345.6337) or visit LAFilmFest.com.
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