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100 Years of Korean Cinema: Wild at Heart

The section Wild at Heart, designed to mark the 20th anniversary of the Jeonju IFF, presents the screening list filled with the films, planned and directed in the most freewheeling and provocative way by the ambitious directors, among the films produced in the 21st century. Most of the films listed in this section have not been commercially successful, but they are original works that can deeply inspire cineastes and audiences both now and in the future. The Foul King is one of the most original comedies in Korean film history, by director Kim Jee-woon before being recognized as a genre stylist in Korean film industry, and director Jang Joon-hwan's debut black comedy Save the Green Planet is an outstanding satirical film in absurd and uneven tones. Rikidozan: A Hero Extraordinary by Song Haeseong is a film exhibiting director's artistic ambition in terms of form and content among big budget films co-produced by Korea and Japan, and Blue Swallow by Yoon Jong-chan is a film that would have been appreciated if it did not meet a headwind of nationalism, moreover it is the late actress Jang Jin-yung's posthumous work. The President's Last Bang by Im Sang-soo, reexamining an important event of modern Korean history through plural frames, is a very demanding historical drama that is hard to make again, and So Cute is director Kim Su-hyun's debut film which has an unrestrained narrative reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novels and is also a kind of film that is hard to produce in the current film industry in Korea.
In addition, Wild at Heart sheds new light on the following films: The Duelist by Lee Myung-se, showing an articulation of emotion and form to a high degree, Like A Virgin by Lee Hae-young and Lee Hae-jun, talking about the sexual-minority issue lightly with the narrative of popular films, Blossom Again by Jung Ji- woo, radically dissolving the form of melodrama and creating a wonderful lyricism, and The Yellow Sea by Na Hong-jin, a fearsome allegory about an evil capitalistic way for survival.

* 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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Jeonju Cine Complex

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