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PROGRAM - Competition - Korean Competition

Korean Competition

  • Among 128 films submitted for Korean Competition, feature films were filmed with dramatically microscopic views compared to previous years. It is hard to define whether this is a trend for a significant period of time, a desire for change, a tamed tendency according to a frustrated social climate, or evidence of the diversity of creators´ individualized gaze. On the other hand, even though the documentary tries to solve the problem of the individual, there are many works that touch the political, social and historical aspects regardless of the scale of the material.

    Selections are Saem, which breaks through the story of a lover with a disability, Happy Bus Day, which is a story of a strange family that can not be found in the real world, The Night View of the Ocean in Yeosu, which seeks out optimism of human through travelog, Duck Town, which embraces helplessness as a humor, Nomad, which gazes at the lives of young people through calm breathing, and The Seeds of Violence, which inflicts realistic breathing on the violence of the military and family.

    In order to not miss the evidence of diversity, this year, we selected more documentaries for Korean Competition than before. Some of the newly selected documentaries include: The Myeoneuri: My Son’s Crazy Wife that dynamically unravels the conflicts of the mother-in-law and daughter?in-law, Dancing with Jikji, which historically illuminates the story of the world´s first metal type through the eyes of outsiders, Family in the Bubble, which dissects real estate capitalism through family history, Blue Butterfly Effect, which shows the conflicts of the region according to the THAAD arrangement,
    and Hologram Universe, which reflects the deficient value of our society through the lives of two popular musicians.
  • World Premiere
    Competition : Korean Competition Blue Butterfly Effect
    Emmanuel Moonchil PARK
    Korea201793minHDDocumentary
  • World Premiere
    Competition : Korean Competition Dancing with Jikji
    WOO Kwanghoon, David REDMAN
    Korea2017102minDCPDocumentary
  • World Premiere
    Competition : Korean Competition Duck Town
    YOO Jiyoung
    Korea201687minDCPFiction
  • World Premiere
    Competition : Korean Competition Family in the Bubble
    MA Minji
    Korea201777minDCPDocumentary
  • Competition : Korean Competition Happy Bus Day
    LEE Seungwon
    Korea2016113minDCPFiction
  • World Premiere
    Competition : Korean Competition Hologram Universe
    KIM Jeehye
    Korea201777minHDDocumentary
  • World Premiere
    Competition : Korean Competition Myeoneuri: My Son’s Crazy Wife
    SUN Hobin
    Korea201780minDCPDocumentary
  • World Premiere
    Competition : Korean Competition Nomad
    LEE Wansoo
    Korea2017130minDCPFiction
  • World Premiere
    Competition : Korean Competition Saem
    HWANG Kyuil
    Korea2017108minDCPFiction
  • World Premiere
    Competition : Korean Competition The Night View of the Ocean in Yeosu
    JUNG Hyungsuk
    Korea2016115minDCPFiction
  • World Premiere
    Competition : Korean Competition The Seeds of Violence
    LIM Taegue
    Korea201782minDCPFiction