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12 Short Films you cannot miss at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival 2017

We present a list of twelve short films you cannot miss at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival 2017 that will take place from October 12th – 21st in Busan, South Korea.

A hand written poster by Kwak Eunmi – Korea | 2017 – 25 min.
Section: Wide Angle

When a professor files a lawsuit against her over a hand-drawn poster, college student Hye-ri goes to the clubroom to see her friend Min-yeong, with whom she made the poster. Finding her there with a new member, Hyeri is caught up in an inner conflict. (BIFF Catalogue)

Schedule:
October 16th, 2017 | Monday | CGV Centum City 5 | 17:00 pm
October 18th, 2017 | Wednesday | Lotte Cinema Centum City 6 | 13:30 pm
October 19th, 2017 | Thursday | MEGABOX Jangsan Haeundae 6 | 10:00 am
October 19th, 2017 | Thursday | MEGABOX Jangsan Haeundae 7 | 10:00 am

Trailer:

 

Away from home by Lee Hyebeen and Im Soojin – Korea | 2017 – 18 min.
Section: Wide Angle

Hyeok-su’s family lives in the countryside. His elder sister Bong-seon leaves the house after a quarrel with father. Several days later, mother tells Hyeok-su to go and see his big sister, saying Bong-seon now lives in Seoul. (BIFF Catalogue)

Schedule:
October 16th, 2017 | Monday | CGV Centum City 5 | 17:00 pm
October 18th, 2017 | Wednesday | Lotte Cinema Centum City 6 | 13:30 pm
October 19th, 2017 | Thursday | MEGABOX Jangsan Haeundae 6 | 10:00 am
October 19th, 2017 | Thursday | MEGABOX Jangsan Haeundae 7 | 10:00 am

 

Beloved by Lim Seungmi – Korea | 2017 – 28 min.
Section: Wide Angle

In addition to the burden of caring for her mother whose mental condition is deteriorating, Hyo-jeong feels oppressed by the sheer weight of life itself. She finally decides to send her mother, who now has full blown dementia, to a mental health care facility. (BIFF Catalogue)

Schedule:
October 16th, 2017 | Monday | CGV Centum City 5 | 17:00 pm
October 18th, 2017 | Wednesday | Lotte Cinema Centum City 6 | 13:30 pm
October 19th, 2017 | Thursday | MEGABOX Jangsan Haeundae 6 | 10:00 am
October 19th, 2017 | Thursday | MEGABOX Jangsan Haeundae 7 | 10:00 am

Trailer:

 

Bright Future by Hur Jungjae – Korea | 2017 – 29 min.
Section: Wide Angle

Company employee Eun-hyeok is sympathetic towards Hye-mi, a part time worker struggling with difficulties. Nevertheless, the situation takes an unexpected direction and the boss orders Eun-hyeok to kick Hye-mi out. (BIFF Catalogue)

Schedule:
October 16th, 2017 | Monday | CGV Centum City 5 | 17:00 pm
October 18th, 2017 | Wednesday | Lotte Cinema Centum City 6 | 13:30 pm
October 19th, 2017 | Thursday | MEGABOX Jangsan Haeundae 6 | 10:00 am
October 19th, 2017 | Thursday | MEGABOX Jangsan Haeundae 7 | 10:00 am

Trailer:

 

Illegal Parking by Lee Inhyuk – Korea | 2017 – 23 min.
Section: Wide Angle

Dong-gwang, an actor, tries hard to get a role, but it seems each and every role is already taken by someone else. One day, he finds a foreign car is parked in the spot where he always parks his bicycle. (BIFF Catalogue)

Schedule:
October 16th, 2017 | Monday | Lotte Cinema Centum City 5 | 17:00 pm
October 17th, 2017 | Tuesday | CGV Centum City 5 | 14:00 pm
October 18th, 2017 | Wednesday | MEGABOX Jangsan Haeundae 6 | 12:30 pm
October 18th, 2017 | Wednesday| MEGABOX Jangsan Haeundae 7 | 12:30 pm

 

Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month? By Carlo Francisco Manatad
Philippines, Singapore | 2017 – 13 min.
Section: Wide Angle

Jodilerks reports for her last night of work at a local gas station that’s on the verge of closure. Previously dedicated and diligent, Jodilerks uses her last day to indulge in some bad behavior, reflecting the anarchy of the world erupting around her. (BIFF Catalogue)

Schedule:
October 14th, 2017 | Saturday | CGV Centum City 3 | 13:30 pm
October 17th, 2017 | Tuesday | CGV Centum City Starium| 13:00 pm
October 19th, 2017 | Thursday | Busan Cinema Center Cinematheque | 17:00 pm

Trailer:

 

Love Jo. Right Now by Jeong Gayoung – Korea | 2017 – 19 min.
Section: Wide Angle

Filmmaker Ga-yeong wants to cast Jo In-sung in her film. Without a scenario as yet, her imagination knows no limit or boundary. While talking about her idea on the phone, she actually gets a phone call from the real Jo In-sung. (BIFF Catalogue)

Schedule:
October 17th, 2017 | Tuesday | CGV Centum City 5 | 20:00 pm
October 18th, 2017 | Wednesday | Lotte Cinema Centum City 4 | 13:00 pm
October 20th, 2017 | Friday | MEGABOX Jangsan Haeundae 6 | 10:00 am
October 20th, 2017 | Friday | MEGABOX Jangsan Haeundae 7 | 10:00 am

Trailer:

 

My Father in a Suitcase by Kimo Jisook – Korea | 2017 – 23 min.
Section: Wide Angle

Jinseo happens to witness her stepmother having sex and becomes obsessed by a delusion that her father is locked up in a bag. Jin-seo sets out to rescue her endangered father, only to be locked up in a bag herself. (BIFF Catalogue)

Schedule:
October 16th, 2017 | Monday | CGV Centum City 5 | 20:00 pm
October 17th, 2017 | Tuesday| Lotte Cinema Centum City 6 | 14:00 pm
October 18th, 2017 | Wednesday| MEGABOX Jangsan Haeundae 6 | 10:00 am
October 18th, 2017 | Wednesday | MEGABOX Jangsan Haeundae 7 | 10:00 am

 

Myth by Hao Fang-Wei – Taiwan | 2017 – 23 min.
Section: Wide Angle

Young Lily’s waist-length hair has made her the subject of bullying at the orphanage she lives in, and unable to bear it any longer, she hacks it off. But Lily has broken a taboo and soon finds herself surrounded by ghosts, fighting for her soul. (BIFF Catalogue)

Schedule:
October 14th, 2017 | Saturday | Lotte Cinema Centum City 2| 10:00 am
October 16th, 2017 | Monday | CGV Centum City 5 | 14:00 pm
October 18th, 2017 | Wednesday | CGV Centum City 6 | 10:30 am

Trailer:

 

Suerte by Carlo Fajarda – Philippines | 2017 – 16 min.
Section: Wide Angle

Shooting a documentary on the drug trade quickly descends into a dangerous obsession for two student filmmakers. With brothers Betong and Roel as underworld guides, the students become characters in their own film as the night wears on, crossing the line between observer and creator.

Schedule:
October 14th, 2017 | Saturday | Megabox Jangsan Haeundae 4| 17:00 pm
October 17th, 2017 | Tuesday| CGV Centum City 5 | 17:00 pm
October 19th, 2017 | Thursday | CGV Centum City 5 | 17:00 pm

Trailer:

 

The Road by Arash Khayatan – Iran | 2017 – 18 min.
Section: Wide Angle

As a mechanic and a man with a broken down car get to chatting by the side of a desolate road, it soon becomes clear that the car owner also owns the factory the mechanic’s brother was recently fired from.

Schedule:
October 14th, 2017 | Saturday | Megabox Jangsan Haeundae 4| 17:00 pm
October 17th, 2017 | Tuesday| CGV Centum City 5 | 17:00 pm
October 19th, 2017 | Thursday | CGV Centum City 5 | 17:00 pm

 

Yuri in Summer by Kim Seohyeon – Korea | 2017 – 17 min.
Section: Wide Angle

Yuri, a high school girl, is pregnant and wants to have an abortion. In order to pay for it she sells pregnancy testers at 50 thousand won a piece. Gathering the 300K needed for the abortion, she goes to see an obstetrician.

Schedule:
October 17th, 2017 | Tuesday | Lotte Cinema Centum City 4 | 13:30 pm
October 18th, 2017 | Wednesday | CGV Centum City 5| 20:00 pm
October 20th, 2017 | Friday | Lotte Cinema Centum City 3 | 17:00 pm

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