The majority of 104 films, submitted in the Korean Competition of Jeonju IFF this year, follow a recent tendency of independence films which reflect the anger and frustration of the young generation about the future of Korean society. The 10 films selected in the competition among them try to face the sad reality with their own values and emotions out of the repeated tendency.
My Punch-Drunk Boxer, a feature film based on the short film of the same title, depicts a person rushing toward a goal with the offbeat rhythm of pleasant and sad comedy, Scattered Night vividly captures the emotions of a child in a family of a crisis of divorce, Remain traces the subtle emotions of a female protagonist suffering from frigidity in everyday life, Atlantic City deals with the sinister criminal world that a Korean young man experiences as he adapts to the local life in the United States, and Goodbye Summer is an impressive film covering a typical theme of a terminally ill patient's last day with dreamy and optimistic atmosphere. All these films show their respective characteristics. A Bedsore, a film supported by last year's Jeonju Project Market (JPM), observes the absurdity of life based on the story of a love-hate relationship in a family with an elderly patient of which body is breaking down. And another JPM-supported film, Move the Grave also depicts the hatred and love between family members in the life that has come to a deadlock. WAVE is the second film by the director of Back From the Beat presented in the feature competition section last year, and focuses on the aspiration of young people who try to dream and work hard in disturbed society in a stronger tone than his previous film did.
And Finally, The Sea of Itami Jun is an excellent film that will carry on a tradition of the Jeonju IFF, which has discovered many outstanding documentaries over the past few years, and it describes the life and artistic accomplishments of famous Korean-Japanese architect through the memory of specific spaces. Another documentary that has entered the Competition section, Own Way, portrays young people who do not forget positive attitude about life, even though they have experienced a setback or a failure while looking for an alternative community.
* The film with the special mark ( ) will be installed at the Expanded Plus. (Located at Factory of Contemporary Arts in Palbok)
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