Also in Pusan, director Helena Trestikova will present her documentary René, which was selected for the Wide Angle section. The film follows its title subject over in and out of prison over the course of his life.
Negativ produced both films and has received support from EFP Film Sales Support to help cover marketing expenses at Pusan, one of seven non-European festivals connected to the programme.
The Czech Film Centre is at Pusan for the second time, presenting new Czech film at the EFP umbrella stand at the Asian Film Market. Recent editions of PIFF have seen two Czech titles: Marta Novakova's Marta [trailer] in 2006 and Robert Sedlacek's Rules of Lies in 2007.
Theodore Schwinke cineuropa.org