Swedish Film Festival
The Swedish Embassy in Seoul will present a “Swedish Film Festival” from May 30 to June 5 at the arthouse Momo of Ewha Womans University in Seoul.
Marking the first state visit of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia to Korea, the embassy has organized the festival as part of cultural exchanges between the two countries.
Seven films of “Simon and the Oaks,” “A one-way to Antibes,” “Simple Simon,” “A Thousand Times Stronger,” “Miss Kicki,” “Sound of Noise” and “Sebbe: A Portrait of a Boy” will be screened during the week-long festival.
Christina Herrstrom, the author of the original novel of the film, “A Thousand Times Stronger,” will have a meeting with the audience for about one hour from 5:25 p.m., May 30, after the screening of the opening film. Leading actress Julia Sporre will also be present at the meeting.
Johannes Stjarne Nilsson, the director of “Sound of Noise,” will hold a “master” class from 8:30-10:00 p.m., the second day of the festival.
Admission is free of charge. For more information on the screening schedule, visit http://cineart.co.kr.
The Swiss Embassy in Seoul invites applicants for the position of a scientific collaborator in charge of higher education, science and innovation.
The ideal candidate will be a communicative open-minded person with fluent English, Korean and one national language of Switzerland. The role requires a university degree and good knowledge of the international dimension of Swiss science & technology policy and the higher education sector.
The scientific collaborator will work as an extension policy protagonists of Switzerland. The duties include monitoring Korean education, science and innovation policy; drafting corresponding report; developing and carrying out projects on behalf of Swiss institutions and the federal administration.
Applications should be sent via e-mail to Mrs. Yen TU Leonardo (email@example.com) until June 5. For detailed information, visit the website http://www.eda.admin.ch/seoul.
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