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PRESS

Director CHOI Jeongmin
Info
  • Korea│
  • 2016│
  • 95min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Middle-aged and living along, Yeong-il works at a factory that deals with pressing equipment. Then the young Bora enters his monotonous, repetitive life. A simple narrative that shows outstanding focus on the characters and society.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
325 2016. 05. 01 14:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 4 KE15GV
510 2016. 05. 03 11:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 7 KE15GV
749 2016. 05. 05 21:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 6 KE15

Review

After his impressive performance in The Journals of Musan(2010), Jin Yongwook plays his first leading role, a worker in a press factory. He isn’t favorable in any way. His obsession with broken machine decreases productivity and irritates colleagues. He doesn’t get along with people and isn’t charming at all. However, viewers come to accept him. The director follows his simple, boring life which causes extraordinary tension and makes viewers sense the anxiety of his life. Even a little happening with a social worker seems to make sense. In a simple narrative, the film depends on the power of camera and the trustworthy performance of actors. It isn’t showy but still stylistic. (KIM Youngjin)

Credit

Director CHOI Jeongmin
Screenplay CHOI Jeongmin
Producer CHOI Jeongmin
Cinematography PARK Jihwan
Art Director WANG Minjung
Editor CHOI Jeongmin
Cast JIN Yonguk, MOK Gyuri, KIM Hakryong, CHOI Eul

Director

CHOI Jeongmin

Born in 1973, Seoul. Worked in the film production team at FILMZ. After leaving the company, he worked as a crew member for various independent films, wrote several scrips for shorts and features and directed numerous short films. Wild Flower(2009), a short, was in competition at the Con-Can International Short Film Festival and at the Busan International Short Film Festival. Some of his later works include A Cut of Fish(2011) and an Asia Art Project titled The View(2012), which was screened and exhibited in Korea, China and Japan. In 2014, he directed his first feature film, Path. PRESS is his second feature.

Trailer

(PRESS) DIR. CHOI Jeongmin

Middle-aged and living along, Yeong-il works at a factory that deals with pressing equipment. Then the young Bora enters his monotonous, repetitive life. A simple narrative that shows outstanding focus on the characters and society.