“Hamog” by Ralston Jover (Philippines) and “Worst Woman” by Kim Jongkwan (South Korea) will compete in the Main Competition at the 38th Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) that will take place from June 23th – 30th.
Hamog (Haze) by Ralston Jover – Philippines | 2015 – 92 min.
In the Philippines, street kids are called batang hamog, literally, children of the dew. Deprived of a happy childhood in a loving family, they resort to petty theft on highways just to scrape by. The film focuses on four of such kids. One is kidnapped after a foiled theft, and another gets run over by a car. The remaining two will stop at nothing to survive.
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About the director
Ralston Jover was born in Manila (Philippines). He attended Creative Writing and Film Studies at the Mowelfund Film Institute, started writing screenplays in college. Had his first big break in 2006 with THE BET COLLECTOR (28 Moscow IFF competition). In 2007, wrote FOSTER CHILD, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight. In 2009, directed his first full-length film CHILDREN METAL DIVERS which won Best Film prizes in Vancouver, Turin, Barcelona and Lyon and gained Best Screenplay awards in Thessaloniki and the Skip-City D-Cinema Film Festivals in Japan. His social drama THE DOG SHOW took part at the Cannes L’Atelier in 2012.
Worst Woman by Kim Jongkwan – South Korea | 2016 – 94 min.
Eunhee is an actress who also plays in her real life. One day, she meets 3 different men and changes her own character each time she dates them, just like taking a role in the play. One of her is clever and polite, another is boyish and honest, and the last seems elegant and mature. Though each of her performance full of lies seems going smoothly, everything is about to be messed up at the end.
About the director
Kim Jongkwan was born in 1975 in Daejeon. He graduated from the Seoul Institute of the Arts and majored in Film. HOW TO OPERATE A POLAROID CAMERA (2004) was screened at several film festivals. SLOWLY (2005) and PHANTOMS OF THE ARCHIVE (2014) were screened and awarded at domestic and international film festivals. In 2008, he filmed and theatrically released LOVERS (2008), a compilation of his own short films. He directed COME, CLOSER (2010), a full-length omnibus film, which was screened in the Panorama section of the 15th Busan International Film Festival.