AbstractTHE 4th PUCHON INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL 2000 Only in its fourth year of operation, the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) has become an important and unique festival in Korea. Despite being a year younger than its well-regarded counterpart, the Pusan International Film Festival, PiFan has already earned a reputation as a role model for festivals concentrating on the theme of fantasy. Just this year, it launched the Made In Korea section, ahead of Pusan, introducing films by an emerging wave of local talent such as the highly elegiac Kim Ki-duk. Two of Kim's new films, The Isle (Seom, 2000) and Real Fiction (Siljaesanghwang, 2000) were shown at the festival, helping to solidify its position as a venue for showing world standard works of art and entertainment. The festival has also launched the Asian premieres of independent American and European films which has gone on to create waves...