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World Premiere
JEONJU Cinema Project

A Distant Place

 

Director_ PARK Kunyoung
 
Korea 2020 119min DCP color feature Fiction 15
Review

Jinwoo, who resides on a sheep ranch in Hwacheon, Gangwon-do, lives a quiet life with his daughter Seol. Ranch owner Joongman and his daughter Moonkyeong treat them as family. Soon after, Jinwoo’s male friend Hyunmin arrives at the ranch, and reveals that the two have been long-time lovers. They dream of living happily with Seol in this peaceful place. However, with Jinwoo’s twin sister Eunyoung’s visit, the conflict begins. In fact, Seol is Eunyoung’s daughter but Jinwoo has been raising her because Eunyoung disappeared. Like the close-up scene of the sheep wool in the beginning, A Far Place is a story that is not noticed from afar but revealed when looked closely. The local folks, who seemed friendly and gentle, show their true colors, and become exclusive and discriminatory as they learn about the truth of the two men. Even the intentions of family members, who thought they knew each other well, feel like ‘a far place.’ Like Jinwoo’s mind, the beautiful autumn landscape of Gangwon-do turns into harsh winter, but the film believes there is still a ray of hope. [MOON Seok]

CREDIT
  • DirectorPARK Kunyoung
  • ProducerJANG Woo-jin, PARK Eun-sung
  • ScriptPARK Kunyoung
  • CinematographyYANG Jung-hoon
  • Production DesignPARK Hye-jung
  • EditorPARK Kunyoung
  • SoundKIM Ki-nam
CastGANG Gil-woo, HONG Gyoung, LEE Sang-Hee, Ki Ju-bong
FILM SOURCE
HAENGBANG films │haengbangfilms@gmail.com
DIRECTOR
PARK Kunyoung
 
Born in 1984. He studied literature and film directing. His first feature film To My River (2018) received awards from the 19th JEONJU IFF and 44th Seoul Independent Film Festival.
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