This year’s Korea Cinemascape prepared to screen a number of impressive documentaries. Unlike last year when the number of notable documentary films was small despite a strong point of this section, which has been discovered and introduced unique documentaries for many years, a wide variety of documentaries will be presented in Jeonju this year. It is good to see a possibility that the documentary genre can represent the trend of Korean independent film.
Rivercide: The Secret Six, distinguished for the media capacity of OhmyNews that has been covering the reality of the Four Major Rivers Project of the Lee Myung-bak government for a long time, and My Name is KIM Bok-dong by News Tapa, dealing with the struggle and life of Kim Bok-dong, a campaigner for women’s rights and one of the comfort women victims of the Japanese military, they are the ambitious documentary films reflecting the journalists’ persistence. Gorals Don’t Ride Cable Cars, sharply examining the problematic issues of Korean society raised by the dispute on the cable car installation at Mt. Seorak. East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front, reviewing the terrorism of Japanese Red Army’s generation seriously at this point in time, and Walls of Silence talking about the Border Wall along the Mexico-United States border aimed at preventing the illegal entry of refugees, they are documentaries dealing with the domestic and international issues that formal media do not approach. Besides, a number of reflective documentary films covering the diverse forms of trivial and personal life are screened, and there are the films directed by the actors, Yu Junsang and Cha Inpyo.
In the feature film category, we provide an opportunity to explore the talents of veteran directors who dissolve and interpret genre conventions in their own styles, introducing the new films of the directors who had produced more than three, including LEE Hyeon-seung, Moon Seung-wook, Lee Seonghan, and Park Jinsung. And After Hours, a feature film selected in the local film contest, and a short film which Cha Inpyo submitted with a feature documentary, also invite the audience in Jeonju.
* 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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