Reports are confirmed that the Lunch Ladies are heading to Asia again after being duped by Clermont-Ferrand Film Fest into believing they were selected to be part of Korea's world famous speed skating team* when in fact they were selected for the Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (SESIFF).
In February, the ladies crashed prestigious Clermont-Ferrand Fest to play in the Dinner is Served Retrospective. Miffed at their appalling display of hubris, Clermont-Ferrand concocted an elaborate scheme to get even by choosing them to screen AGAIN - this time on THEIR terms.
Said Programmer, Calmin Borel, in a delicious French accent: “SESIFF fest has a showcase for bloody films from Clermont-Ferrand. Knowing the Lunch Ladies deep desire to be top speed skaters, we used the bait and switch to get them to screen. Très bien!”
The other programmer, Stéphane Souillat, being very French as he turned his nose up at some mouth-watering chocolate mousse, smirked: “Revenge is superbe.”
When asked for comment, the Lunch Ladies said:
Seretta: “Sure, it’s a huge disappointment that we won’t be skating with the Koreans, but frankly we’re impressed. It’s been a long time since someone pulled one over us and got away with it. Especially the French.”
LouAnne: “Where’s the best place in Korea to sharpen skate blades to a razor sharp edge?
*The Koreans have an obsession with speed skating - they have 28 gold and 56 total medals in Olympic Sports. Twenty-six and 53 are in some type of speed skating.
An Oscar qualifying fest, Clermont-Ferrand is the longest running and biggest film festival in the world dedicated to short films. Second only to Cannes (which the Lunch Ladies say is too snobby for their taste) Clermont-Ferrand boasts over 160,000 attendees. The Lunch Ladies played in their Dinner Is Served Retrospective and were invited to be part of the SESIFF Fest where Clermont will be screening a set of films.
SESIFF (Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival) was launched in 2009 as the first festival for extreme-short images and films in Asia. SESIFF celebrates its 10th edition this year.
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