PIRANHAS and SKIN Bookend 20th Edition of JIFF
This year’s Jeonju International Film Festival
, which revealed its program earlier this month, will open with Claudio GIOVANNESI’s Italian crime drama Piranhas
on May 2. The 20th edition of the festival, which will run until May 11, is set to close with Guy NATTIV’s drama Skin
from the United States.
JIFF will present a total of 202 feature films and 60 shorts from 56 nations in 2019. Among those are 11 features in the international competition and 10 for the Korean competition, which were selected from 104 local hopefuls.
Some of the recognizable titles screening at this year’s festival include Barry JENKINS’ If Beale Street Could Talk
in ‘World Cinemascape’; Exchange Diary
, a Korea-Japan co-production by director IM Heung-soon
and MOMOSE Aya screening in the ‘Korea Cinemascape’; and various big world cinema names in the Master section, such as Francois OZON’s By the Grace of God
, Nanni MORETTI’s Santiago
, Italia and Michael WINTERBOTTOM’s The Wedding Guest
Other special programs this year include the ‘Star Wars Archive’ and a retrospective on Swedish director Roy ANDERSSON.