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"Snowpiercer" opens the Los Angeles Film Festival

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 01:23

June 12 - South Korean director Bong Joon-ho presents ''Snowpiercer'' at Los Angeles Film Festival, Hollywood actors Ed Harris and Tilda Swinton speak about the making of the film. Rollo Ross reports.

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It's had one of the longest international roll-outs in cinematic history, but 'Snowpiercer', which is about the last survivors on Earth traversing the planet endlessly on a train, is finally about to hit American screens - nearly a year after it was launched in South Korea. But before the film's imminent US release, it had a special screening to open the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film, directed by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho mixes some of the biggest names in South Korean cinema with Hollywood actors. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) DIRECTOR, BONG JOON-HO, SAYING: "It was an exciting experience to work with Ed Harris and Tilda Swinton who I've been a long fan of even before I became a film director, and what was even amazing was that, on top of the fact that they are great actors/actresses, they are such nice and friendly people, and that impressed me a lot." For Tilda Swinton, who plays the Prime Minister of the train Mason, the experience of working with Bong, who is one of the most celebrated South Korean directors, was an eye-opener. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS, TILDA SWINTON, SAYING: "He works in a very particular way, in Korea they work very storyboard but also very closely with a cut, so you work with an editor all the time which was a very, very fascinating thing for those who had not worked in that way, it was super playful and super anarchic and we had a laugh." "Snowpiercer" will finally hit US cinemas on June 27th but be warned - it's only for a limited release.

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"Snowpiercer" opens the Los Angeles Film Festival

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 01:23