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World Premiere
Korean Competition

Midsummer Madness

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Director_ KIM Jongjae
 
Korea 2020 82min DCP color/b&w feature Fiction 15
Review

Bored and lethargic Hyunsil becomes impatient after seeing the posting of a poetry contest. For some reason, she wants to be a poet and has composed four poems so far. However, to enter the contest, she needs five poems. Moreover, there is just one day left before the deadline. Midsummer Madness, which focuses on Hyunsil’s struggle to compose the fifth poem, portrays the growth of a woman in her late 20s while asking the essence of art within the casual and humorous story. In the film, there is a scene where the character says, ‘I have nothing to say, but I am writing poems because this is all I can do instead of talking.’ One summer day, just like that phrase, as Hyunsil meets her friends and dwells on their relationship and emotions, she completes the fifth poem with great effort. Through the process of recovering poems from the muddy puddle of life, Hyunsil realizes that her thoughts about the world and people have expanded. The film seems to send a message that this is art and being a poet is becoming an adult. [MOON Seok]

CREDIT
  • DirectorKIM Jongjae
  • ProducerKIM Jongjae
  • ScriptKIM Jongjae
  • CinematographyOH Junseok
  • Production DesignKIM Jongjae
  • MusicKIM Jongjae
  • EditorKIM Jongjae
  • SoundKANG Soyeon
CastKIM Yaeeun, KWAK Minkyu, HAN Haein, OH Gyuchul
FILM SOURCE
KIM Jongjae │ toybace@naver.com
DIRECTOR
KIM Jongjae
 
Born in 1988, majored in film making at Dankook University Graduate School of Film Contents. Midsummer Madness is first feature film.
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