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10 Films not to miss at the Jeonju International Film Festival 2017

We present a list of 10 Films you cannot miss at the 18th Jeonju International Film Festival that is taking place from April 27th – May 6th, 2017 in South Korea.

Clash by Mohamed Diab – Egypt, France | 2016 – 97 min.
World Cinemascape: Spectrum – Fiction

In the wake of the ouster of Islamist president Morsi, a truck-full of detained demonstrators roam through protests. Can the detainees overcome their differences to stand a chance of survival?

Schedule
April 30th – Jeonju Cinema Town 8 – 11:30 am
May 3rd – CGV Jeonjugosa 2 – 16:30 pm
May 6th – CGV Jeonjugosa 3 – 11:30 am

Trailer

 

Dear Etranger by Mishima Yukiko – Japan | 2017 – 127 min.
World Cinemascape: Spectrum – Fiction

I am a 44-year-old man trying to build an ordinary family with my second wife. But when she becomes pregnant, the eldest stepdaughter becomes openly rebellious. Feeling stifled, I ask my wife to abort the baby…

Schedule
April 29th – MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 4 – 16:30 pm
May 4th – MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 5 – 17:30 pm
May 5th – CGV Jeonjugosa 1 – 14:00 pm

 

Duck Town by Yoo Jiyoung – South Korea | 2016 – 87 min.
Korean Competition – Fiction

Heejung hopes to leave Daegu and transfers to a university in Seoul. She works at a ticket office for paddle boats to save up for her tuition. One day while she dozes off, someone attempts suicide.

Schedule
April 28th – CGV Jeonjugosa 6 – 18:30 pm
April 30th – CGV Jeonjugosa 6 – 21:30 pm
May 5th – CGV Jeonjugosa 6 – 21:30 pm

Trailer

 

Everything Else by Natalia Almada – Mexico | 2016 – 98 min.
World Cinemascape: Spectrum – Fiction

Dona Flor is a bureaucrat. She has worked in the same government office in Mexico City for over 35 years. One day her life becomes unhinged and she goes to the pool seeking solace in the water.

Schedule
April 29th – CGV Jeonjugosa 3 – 14:30 pm
May 1st – MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 8 – 20:00 pm
May 4th – CGV Jeonjugosa 3 – 11:30 am

Trailer

 

Happy Bus Day by Lee Seungwon – South Korea | 2016 – 113 min.
Korean Competition – Fiction

For final birthday party, a family gathers in the house of eldest son, a monster. Mother asks each of them to stay in the monster’s room for 10 minutes. Each person puts down personal wounds and secrets.

Schedule
April 29th – CGV Jeonjugosa 6 – 18:00 pm
May 2nd – CGV Jeonjugosa 6 – 14:30 pm
May 4th – CGV Jeonjugosa 6 – 14:30 pm

Trailer

 

In Between by Maysaloun Hamoud – Israel, France | 2016 – 102 min.
International Competition – Fiction

Three young Palestinian women are caught between hometown tradition and big city abandon. The price they must pay for a lifestyle that seems obvious to many: the freedom to work, party, fuck, and choose.

Schedule
April 30th – CGV Jeonjugosa 7 – 14:00 pm
May 3rd – CGV Jeonjugosa 7 – 17:30 pm
May 6th – CGV Jeonjugosa 7 – 10:30 am

Trailer

 

Japanese Girls Never Die by Matsui Daigo – Japan | 2016 – 100 min.
World Cinemascape: Spectrum – Fiction

A mysterious group of high school girls begins attacking men at random. After the disappearance of Haruko, these two series of incidents overlap. Is this Haruko’s plot?

Schedule
April 29th – CGV Jeonjugosa 1 – 14:00 pm
May 2nd – CGV Jeonjugosa 1 – 11:00 pm
May 5th – Jeonju Cinema Town 8 – 11:30 am

Trailer

 

Neruda by Pablo Larrain – Chile, Argentina, France, Spain | 2016 – 108 min.
World Cinemascape: Spectrum – Fiction

In 1948, the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Neruda is swiftly impeached for betraying the Communist Party. He, however, sees this struggle with his nemesis as an opportunity to reinvent himself.

Schedule
April 29th – CGV Jeonjugosa 1 – 11:00 am
May 1st – CGV Jeonjugosa 1 – 11:00 am
May 4th – CGV Jeonjugosa 1 – 14:00 pm

Trailer

 

Nomad by Lee Wansoo – South Korea | 2017 – 130 min.
Korean Competition – Fiction

In a city that awaits development projects, Donggu, an independent filmmaker is bothered with his uncertain future and starts living with a landlord kid. They slowly understand and depend on each other.

Schedule
April 29th – CGV Jeonjugosa 6 – 11:00 am
May 2nd – CGV Jeonjugosa 6 – 18:00 pm
May 4th – CGV Jeonjugosa 6 – 18:00 pm

 

Rifle by Davi Pretto – Brazil | 2016 – 90 min.
International Competition – Fiction

A rich landowner appears buying land in a remote rural area. Dione sees his existence in danger. The rifle becomes his new companion.

Schedule
April 29th – CGV Jeonjugosa 7 – 10:30 am
May 2nd – CGV Jeonjugosa 7 – 14:00 pm
May 4th – CGV Jeonjugosa 7 – 17:30 pm

Trailer

 

More articles about the 18th JIFF
10 Documentaries you cannot miss
10 Short Films you cannot miss

 

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

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