Award-winning film director Hong Sang-soo`s latest film "Nobody`s Daughter Haewon" has been invited to the competition section of the 63rd Berlin Film Festival, which will open on Feb. 7, 2013.
The Berlin International Film Festival announced the first six titles in its competition lineup which also includes "Promised Land" by Gus Van Sant.
"Nobody`s Daughter Haewon" depicts the life of a college girl after her mother leaves for Canada.
It will be the fourth time for Hong to screen a film at Berlin; his "Night and Day" was invited to the competition section in 2008, in 2007, "Woman on the Beach" was shown in the Panorama section and his 1997 debut, "The Day a Pig Fell into a Well" was screened in the Forum section at Berlin.
His last film, "In Another Country" was in the competition section at the Cannes International Film Festival but did not win any awards.
Officials from the film`s overseas distributer, Finecut, said Berlin programmers decided to invite "Nobody`s Daughter Haewon" after watching its unfinished version before the official selection period began.
There is currently a lot of buzz in the local media with many hoping that Hong will bring home another major award from one of the top three international film festivals, following Kim Ki-duk`s win at Venice with "Pieta."