Berlinale not disqualifying Kim Ki-duk's movie


13 Feb – Despite being accused of sexual misconduct, Kim Ki-duk's new movie remains in the programme of the upcoming 68th Berlin International Film Festival.

As reported on Korea Herald, although the festival director Dieter Kosslick announced that certain movies have been disqualified due to its indirect involvement in sexual assault allegations, visitors will see that Kim's "Human, Space, Time and Human" is still in the Panorama list published on the festival's website.

Kim recently became another filmmaker hit with sexual assault allegations, when an actress alleged that she was abused by him on the set of the 2013 movie, "Moebius".

The 41-year-old actress claimed that Kim beat her in front of the cameras and forced her into shooting unscripted sex scenes, before being replaced by another actress.

Her allegations have been supported by various women's right, judicial and film industry groups.

Kim had since been fined KRW 5 million for physical assault, though other charges were dismissed due to lack of evidence.

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