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Newtro Jeonju
Wish You Were Here
 
Director_ KO Bong-soo
 
Korea 2018 75min DCP color/b&w feature Fiction
Program Schedule
Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
242 2019. 05. 04 16:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 2
H EK 15
443 2019. 05. 06 17:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 4
H EK 15 GV
654 2019. 05. 08 20:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 7
H EK 15 GV
Overview

A poor filmmaker´s girlfriend is too young. The age difference is shocking. A huge violence awaits in front of the love of those who are without money.

Review

The protagonist is an independent film director whose girlfriend is a pansori artist, 18 years younger than him. With only a few mediocre independent films under his belt and no discernible means of income, he is frowned upon by those around him. From his filmmaking colleagues, church acquaintances, his girlfriend’s brother to his own friends, everyone gives him the cold shoulder. On the day of his visit to his girlfriend’s father, he hits an all-time low. Director Ko Bong-soo’s fourth feature-length film Wish You Were Here is a comedy based on his own experience. The director himself plays the pathetic documentary filmmaker Ko Bong-soo, and the rest of the cast includes Shin Min-jae, Baek Seung-hwan, Kim Chung-gil and Ko Seong-wan. Although the self-deprecating narrative unfolds like a fake documentary, all the situations are fictional. [JANG Byungwon]

CREDIT
  • DirectorKO Bong-soo
  • ScreenplayKO Bong-soo
  • CinematographyKO Bong-soo, KIM Jung-ki
  • Art DirectorKO Bong-soo, KIM Jung-ki
  • EditorKO Bong-soo, KIM Jung-ki
  • SoundKO Bong-soo, KIM Jung-ki
CastKO Bong-soo, CHOI Eun-bi, KIM Jung-ki
FILM SOURCE
CMNIX / cmpictures@hanmail.net
DIRECTOR
KO Bong-soo
 
There is something common about Ko Bong-soo’s films. All four of his feature films are comedies, films praising minorities, and were introduced at the Jeonju IFF. From the Grand Prize winner of the Jeonju IFF 2016 Korean Competition, Delta Boys (2016), to Wish You Were Here, Ko depicts the weary yet indomitable dreams of the figures who are inferior in the secular sense. His figures do not give in to slander, scolding, and oppression and positively accept the life of a minority. Ko is a distinctive pioneer of comedy in Korean independent cinema who works on silent comedy and fake documentary. He is renowned for spending a long time with the actors, leading them to act the charming characters as if they walked in the character’s shoes. In his self-reflexive fake documentary Wish You Were Here, he unifies his artistic world by acting the role of himself.
Jeonju Office

(54999) 2F, Jeonju Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. (063)288-5433 F. (063)288-5411

Seoul Office

(06740) 2F, Kyeongwon Bldg., 56 Bawoomoe-ro 43, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

T. (02)2285-0562 F. (02)2285-0560

Jeonju Cine Complex

(54999)22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. (063)231-3377

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