In Frontline section, the 18th Jeonju IFF brings about controversial topics. There come films representing the front line of this time through daring imagination, controversial themes, innovative style, bold expression. The selection standard here is, in regardless of genre, whether a film can provide a room for free interpretation beyond usual expectations.
It’s worth noticing Felicite, which won the Grand Jury Prize in the Berlin International Film, and City of Ghosts recently directed by Matthew Heineman known for his previous sensational film Cartel Land. City of Ghosts tells about underground journalists who protest against IS dominating Syria through journalism. Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves depicting the rebellious energy against bourgeois and the established shows new possibility of a political film to resist to global conservatization. A documentary film Another Year which slowly followed daily life of a family greeting a new year allows us to find a value of ‘slow movie’ going counter to the competitive and speedy times.
Meanwhile, Still Life reflects the age of murder through co-existing animals and human in a slaughterhouse; a Bolivian film Dark Skull visually and exquisitely depicts the depressing mood of world such as a dark mine; an innovative comedy film Struggle for Life of Antonin Peretjatko ( The Rendez-Vous of Deja-Vu ) mixes slapstick and nouvelle vague; and Donald Cried follows odyssey of a man in troubles who tries to break with the past. Frontline section provides us with a ray of hope for facing with brute facts, experiencing the front line of movie expression, and challenging the comfort
zone in our tastes.
ForntlineCity of Ghosts
France, Belgium, Senegal, Germany, Lebanon2017123minDCPFiction
ForntlineIn Bed with Victoria
ForntlineStruggle for Life
ForntlineThose Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves