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30 Short Films not to miss at the Busan International Short Film Festival 2017 (Part 2)

We present the 2nd part of our list of short films you cannot miss at the Busan International Short Film Festival that is taking place from April 25th – 30th, in Busan (South Korea).

My father’s room by Jang Nari – South Korea | 2016 – 8:16 min.
Korean Competition

She was abused by her father during childhood. Since he left, the pain and anger had begun to fade. One day, unexpectedly, she is struck by a revelation about her father’s life that cast her feelings about him into confusion.

Schedule
April 26th – Wednesday – CINEMA II – 17:30 pm
April 28th – Friday – CINEMA I – 17:30 pm

Trailer

Nagayo by Cha Jeongyoon – South Korea | 2016 – 28:56 min.
Korean Competition

Dahyun is a rap loving, single girl in her 20s. Looking for a part time job, she walks into an unfamiliar space, Nagayo (long autumn evening). Dahyun now must make a choice.

Schedule
April 27th – Thursday – CINEMA II – 15:00 pm
April 29th – Saturday – CINEMA I – 17:30 pm

Trailer

Not Yet by Arian Vazirdaftari – Iran | 2016 – 14:53 min.
International Competition

It`s Hasti (a 21 year old girl)`s Birthday. She studies abroad and her parents in Iran want to congratulate her via Skype.

Schedule
April 27th – Thursday – CINEMA I – 12:30 pm
April 29th – Saturday – CINEMA II – 20:00 pm

Trailer

On the origin of fear by Bayu Prihantoro Filemon – Indonesia | 2016 – 12 min.
Landscape of Asian Shorts

Showing off the esthetics and beauty of short films, this short makes it clear how extreme fear can be created and remembered inside the limited space of a recording studio during a short period of time. The film uses the actor’s acting and the plot reaching its climax to show how the history of dictatorship and massacre is internalized in an individual, and how the lessons of history is passed on to the next generation. It was screened at leading international film festivals around the world, including Venice International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. Jinna Lee

Schedule
April 28th – Friday – Cinemateque – 18:00 pm
April 29th – Saturday – CINEMA II – 17:30 pm

Trailer

Superpower Girl by Kim Sooyoung – South Korea | 2017 – 24:22 min.
Korean Competition

“Superpower girl” Mina, is in the top of her class, the center of attention and the envy of everyone. “No-power girl” Juri is the total opposite, as her classmates sometimes forget she even exists. One day, Mina can’t seem to close her eyelids, while Juri discovers her hidden powers.

Schedule
April 27th – Thursday – CINEMA II – 20:00 pm
April 29th – Saturday – CINEMA I – 20:00 pm

Trailer

Ten Meter Tower by Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck – Sweden | 2016 – 17 min.
International Competition

The situation itself highlights a dilemma. The fear of going for it or the humiliation of backing down. What are we like when we hesitate, and when we decide? How do we behave when we’re alone, and what are we like when relating to others?

Schedule
April 26th – Wednesday – Cinemateque – 10:30 am
April 29th – Saturday – CINEMA II – 12:30 pm

Trailer

The Flower in the wall by Eden Junjun – Indonesia | 2016 – 16:27 min.
International Competition

Dyah and her son’s Fajar Merah travel to the city to making a dead certificate of her husband, Wiji Thukul. Wiji Thukul is an Indonesian poet. He has been missing since 1998. Dyah journey has turn into something unusual because since the disappearance of Wiji Thukul, her family had been holding to a belief that he is still alive.

Schedule
April 28th – Friday – CINEMA II – 15:00 pm
April 30th – Sunday – CINEMA II – 15:00 pm

The Ghost by Lim Seunghyeun – South Korea | 2016 – 16:47 min.
Korean Competition

A mortician pulls out gold-capped teeth from corpses for extra cash. One night, an unidentified body is carried to the funeral parlor and the night turns into a nightmare.

Schedule
April 27th – Thursday – CINEMA II – 12:30 pm
April 29th – Saturday – CINEMA I – 15:00 pm

The Realm of deepest knowing by Kim Seunghee – South Korea | 2017 – 3:30 min.
Korean Competition

One digs beneath the surface of the other to reach the deepest place of their heart during struggles and it lightens up the darkness. They fulfill one another within the sense of oneness.

Schedule
April 26th – Wednesday – CINEMA II – 20:00 pm
April 28th – Friday – CINEMA I – 15:00 pm

Trailer

The Silence of the dogs by Park Hyuncheol – South Korea | 2017 – 19:34 min.
Korean Competition

During the days of his youth, Hoseong protested against the government that deemed to be unreasonable. But his protests came at a significant sacrifice. He lost his wife, became crippled in one leg and mute. Fast forward to the present day, Hoseong is on his way to the marketplace to make preparations for his wife’s memorial ceremony. In the city center, a violent protest is brewing and he gets swept up in the maelstrom when he runs into none other than his one and only son, Gukyeong.

Schedule
April 27th – Thursday – CINEMA II – 12:30 pm
April 29th – Saturday – CINEMA I – 15:00 pm

Trailer

The Tibetan Girl by Jin Huaqing – China | 2016 – 29:59 min.
International Competition

Our film portray the purity and religious piety of Drolma who comes from Sichuan, China, along with her happiness and sadness, are presented to reveal the conflicting nature of Tibetans’ beliefs and traditions in the face of modern urban civilization.

Schedule
April 26th – Wednesday – CINEMA I – 17:30 pm
April 30th – Sunday – Cinematheque – 13:00 pm

To the silence by Mariano Cócolo – Argentina | 2016 – 15:30 min.
International Competition

To the Silence is the story of a farewell, an elegy, a man’s journey to the heart of the mountain. He travels carrying on his back all the weight of his story; like a cross, a big bag that accompanies him on his walk.

Schedule
April 26th – Wednesday – CINEMA I – 12:30 pm
April 27th – Thursday – CINEMA I – 20:00 pm

Trailer
https://vimeo.com/136017121

Trespass by Mirrah Foulkes – Australia | 2016 – 11:35 min.
International Competition

A woman walking her dog alone in the bush has a strange encounter.

Schedule
April 28th – Friday – CINEMA II – 15:00 pm
April 30th – Sunday – CINEMA II – 15:00 pm

Trailer

What Tears us apart by Hu Wei – France | 2016 – 18:40 min.
International Competition

In a luxurious Parisian apartment. After a long separation, an encounter. For the first time, the two families, one French, the other one Chinese, and in-between, an adopted child.

Schedule
April 27th – Thursday – CINEMA I – 17:30 pm
April 30th – Sunday – CINEMA I – 10:00 am

Words of Caramel by Juan Antonio Moreno Amador – Spain | 2016 – 20 min.
International Competition

In a refugee camp in the Sahara desert, lives a deaf boy who wishes to learn how to write so that he could express the words of his best friend, the young camel Caramel. Words of Caramel is a deaf-short-film and a sensorial experience that invites spectators to feel, see and listen through the deaf world, enjoying the beauty and silence of the desert. However, the world of Kori is unusual because he has always lived in refugee camps of the Sahara unknowing the sign language but he needs to learn to write.

Schedule
April 27th – Thursday – CINEMA I – 17:30 pm
April 30th – Sunday – CINEMA I – 10:00 am

Trailer

Click HERE for the 1st Part

To know more about this festival please go to the Festival Profile or to the Official Website.

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