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The Season of Jeonju Has Come

May 04, 2016
  • Writerby Shin-young PARK (International Promotion Team., KOFIC)
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JIFF 2016 on KoBiz Online Screening Opens with the Largest Korean Film Lineup

 

 
The selection of Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) focuses on directors’ debut or second film. Therefore, JIFF has been discovering creative directors and shedding light on the films left in the dark. Also, JIFF’s lineup is highly esteemed abroad. Movies like Black Stone by ROH Gyeong-tae and STAY! by SHIN Je-min, which were screened on JIFF KoBiz Online Screening last year, were invited to the International Film Festival Rotterdam and Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

 

What films are discovered at this year’s JIFF? Movies are waiting to vie in this year’s Korean Competition section, such as RYOO Hoon’s comedy Curtain Call, Jero YUN’s documentary about North Korean female refugee Mrs.B. A North Korean Woman, who is invited to the Directors’ Fortnight with his short Hitchhiker in Cannes this year, KIM Jong-kwan’s Worst Woman which stars HAN Ye-ri walking a line between indie and commercial films and delivers the unique perspective of relationships, and KO Hee-young’s Breathing Underwater which dimensionally observes lives of female divers in Jeju Island.

 

Meanwhile, films including If You Were Me, an omnibus focusing on human rights, by local indie veterans, SHIN Yeon-shick, LEE Kwang-kuk and CHOI Equan, are receiving attention in the Korea Cinemascape.

 

KoBiz Festival Screening: JIFF 2016 is set to screen the largest-ever lineup, 18 features and 25 shorts. It will open on May 9th and continue its service for three months.

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