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Program  l  Competition

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Korean Competition

  • Korean Competition' does include not one documentary film unlike its previous editions. There are quite a number of documentary films of 94 entries submitted in this competition section, but most of them deal with indifferent subject matters in indifferent ways of approach. On the other hand, the submitted fiction films are mostly of a higher standard. The majority of them displays the tendency to express the anger and deprivation of young people, and also there are a number of fiction films that describe the internal state of characters in a unique way, in which we could discover the sign of evolution and maturation in the Korean independent films.
    Dreamer; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;} depicting the life of North Korean defectors getting involved in a crime and Land of the Strangers ; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}describing the catastrophic situation after the nuclear accident, they explore social issues desperately. Back from the Beat ; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}and The Land of Seonghye ; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}reveal the face of Korean society, a grey world for the young people. To My River ; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}and A Gaze on an Invisible Orange ; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}are significant films that calmly an observe inner state of their characters against the world. Also noteworthy, there are Graduation; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;} portraying positively the everyday scenes of the youth not frustrated in social difficulty and The Darling ; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}describing the characters in contradictory positions, utilizing humor, irony.
  • World Premiere
    A Gaze on an Invisible Orange

    A Gaze on an Invisible Orange

    Jiyoon teaches how to ‘see?the?objects?properly’ during her acting lesson. But her life is full of things she can’t see properly.
    Director_ LEE Junpil
    Korea201878minDCPFiction
  • World Premiere
    Back from the Beat

    Back from the Beat

    Minkyu, who works at an express delivery service company, dreams of becoming a professional DJ. Minkyu is preparing for his first DJ performance at his friend Jihong´s club, yet Jihong considers him as just a friend.
    Director_ CHOI Changhwan
    Korea201866minDCPFiction
  • World Premiere
    Dreamer

    Dreamer

    Geunsu, the North Korean defector and Jihyuk, the ex-convict desperately needs money to reverse their situations which they are in. And they are involved in dangerous things with drug delivery.
    Director_ CHO Sungbin
    Korea201889minDCPFiction
  • World Premiere
    Graduation

    Graduation

    Finishing her senior year, Hyerang is about to graduate and pursue a career as an art director. When her mom decides to move away, she is forced to survive on her own.
    Director_ HUI Jiye
    Korea201882minDCPFiction
  • Asian Premiere
    I Have a Date with Spring

    I Have a Date with Spring

    A director who hasn’t been able to film a new movie in almost a decade, has been working strenuously on a story about the earth’s destruction. One day, he hears a great explosion, and is soon visited by four strangers.
    Director_ BAEK Seungbin
    Korea201793minDCPFiction
  • World Premiere
    Land of the Strangers

    Land of the Strangers

    For his family, Jongcheol goes to prison for a murder committed by his friend. While in prison, his mother passes away, he is temporarily released. He returns home, decides to go on another dangerous to help his family.
    Director_ OH Wonjae
    Korea201787minDCPFiction
  • World Premiere
    Mate

    Mate

    Junho who avoids relationship commitments he runs into Eunji, who he had met through a dating application. Junho suggests that they date without any responsibilities, and they begin an undefined relationship.
    Director_ JUNG Daegun
    Korea201792minDCPFiction
  • World Premiere
    The Darling

    The Darling

    Sunhwa, an aspiring actor, pays a visit to Canada where her relatives are living for summer. She meets various local folks and wanders around the city only to find herself trapped in a vague anxiety.
    Director_ LEE Seung-yup
    Korea, Canada201880minHDFiction
  • World Premiere
    The Land of Seonghye

    The Land of Seonghye

    Seonghye, 29 years old, lives poor youth life. She studies preparing for the job in the afternoon, works as a part-time job at night. Her dreams are lost and future hope is not seen. How her life will flow.
    Director_ JUNG Hyungsuk
    Korea2018117minDCPFiction
  • World Premiere
    To My River

    To My River

    A young poet Jinah is unable to write these days. Not long ago her lover Gilwoo fell into an accident on the Han River. Daily life and mild consolation make her more isolated. She recalls their memories and that flow to the day before the accident.
    Director_ PARK Kun-young
    Korea201889minDCPFiction