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Korean Competition for Shorts

Apocalypse Runner Apocalypse Runner

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Competition | Korean Competition for Shorts | CHO Hyunmin | Korea | 2018 | 39min | DCP | color | Fiction
Director CHO Hyunmin Screenplay CHO Hyunmin Producer CHOI Jaeuk Cinematography HAN Manuk Art Director CHA Sumin Editor CHO Hyunmin Sound KIM Junyong Music N/A Cast SEO Hyeonu, CHOI Seoyeon, JEONG Ingyeom, NAM Muncheol

Program Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
108 2018. 05. 04 10:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 6
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443 2018. 05. 07 17:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 6
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606 2018. 05. 09 10:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 6
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  • Review

    In world where all films have disappeared, a man who used to be a film critic starts analyzing everything he lays his eyes on. [#i_]Apocalypse Runner [_i#]starts from this absurd premise. Director Cho Hyunmin builds upon the frame of the Revisionist Western and vacillates between various cinematic cliches and homages. Indeed, this kind of approach runs the risk of falling into the trap of cinematic fetishism. However, the film narrowly escapes from that danger through the self-conscious approach towards ‘a cinephile’s dilemma’. Cinephiles tend to see and interpret the world through the filter of cinema, and thus acquire an unrealistic sense of reality where cinema and reality get mixed up. When we place these qualities in the center of the film, the cinematic fetishism becomes not a weakness but a part of the director’s intended impact. [AHN Sihwan]


CHO Hyunmin

Born in 1989. Graduated from the department of film study at Chungang University. Directed several short films titled Jackie and Charlie(2010), Gunception(2012), Gunvengers(2012), 6D Theater(2015), Three-legged Racer(2015), and Apocalypse Runner(2018). Worked as an assistant director and assistant scripter for a feature film, Social Phobia(2014).