Another festival, another Korean protest. Following in thefootsteps of Park Chan-Wook, who mounted a one-mandemonstration against the new screen quota laws in Korea during the BerlinFestival, fellow director Seung-wan Ryoo is taking to the streets in Venice.

Today(Friday) at 4pm Ryoo will holdplacards denouncing the quota plans and mount a silent vigil outside thePalazzo Del Cinema.

Hisactors will show their solidarity by waving their placards on Saturday.

Seung-wan Ryoo's The City OfViolence is a midnight screening in Venice today. Showing out ofcompetition, it is the only Korean feature in official selection. Thepublicists are touting the new film, about a Seoulddetective on the hunt for a killer, as "the Korean Kill Bill."

TheKorean auteur won a Fipresci Prize in Cannes for his previous film, Crying Fist, whichwas showcased in the Quinzaine.