News

10 Films you cannot miss at the 19th Jeonju International Film Festival 2018

jiff10films

We selected ten Asian films you cannot miss at the 19th Jeonju International Film Festival, which will take place from May 3rd – 12th, in the city of Jeonju.

Amiko

Amiko by Yamanaka Yoko – Japan | 2017 – 66 min.
Section: World Cinemascape

Amiko, a high school girl, adores Aomi to the point of nearly worshipping him. But one day, he runs away from home. Amiko´s cynical, self-deprecating inner monologue goes off like vibrant stand-up comedy (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 7th, 2018 | Monday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 8 | 17:30 pm
May 9th, 2018 | Wednesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 4 | 17:30 pm
May 12th, 2018 | Saturday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 9 | 13:30 pm

Trailer:

An Elephant Sitting Still

An Elephant Sitting Still by Hu Bo – China | 2017 – 230 min.
Section: Frontline

Revolving around four characters shaken out of their small town stupor by an enigmatic tale a lethargic pachyderm, the film tells the story of one single suspenseful day from dawn to dusk (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 5th, 2018 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 2 | 18:30 pm
May 7th, 2018 | Monday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 10 | 10:00 am
May 11th, 2018 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 8 | 11:30 am

Call Boy

Call Boy by Miura Daisuke – Japan | 2018 – 119 min.
Section: Midnight Cinema

Ryo is a bored college student until he meets Shizuka, a female owner of a host bar. Hired as a call boy, Ryo engages in carnal relations with various mature women, tending to their deepest hidden desires (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 4th, 2018 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 4 | 23:59 pm
May 4th, 2018 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 23:59 pm
May 7th, 2018 | Monday | CGV Jeonjugosa 1 | 20:30 pm
May 10th, 2018 | Thursday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 7 | 11:00 am
May 12th, 2018 | Saturday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 10 | 13:00 pm

Trailer (No English Subtitles):

Human Flow

Human Flow by Ai Weiwei – Germany | 2017 – 140 min.
Section: Master

An epic film led by the artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. It elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 8th, 2018 | Tuesday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 7 | 17:30 pm
May 9th, 2018 | Wednesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 2 | 13:30 pm
May 11th, 2018| Friday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 8 | 17:00 pm

Trailer:

Listen to Light

Listen to Light by Sugita Kyoshi – Japan | 2017 – 153 min.
Section: World Cinemascape

Shiori, Yukiko, Kyoko and Sachiko continue to live each day with untold feelings inside. Unable to forget, each woman takes a step forward. There is a light that sometimes embraces them, calmly (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 5th, 2018 | Saturday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 4 | 17:00 pm
May 7th, 2018 | Monday | CGV Jeonjugosa 8 | 21:00 pm
May 9th, 2018 | Wednesday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 9 | 20:00 pm

Trailer:

Passage of Life

Passage of Life by Fujimoto Akio – Japan, Myanmar | 2017 – 98 min.
Section: World Cinemascape

A Burmese family of 4 is living in Japan. One day they get a letter that will change their lives forever. Based on a true story, this is a tale of love that across the borders (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 4th, 2018 | Friday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 10 | 16:00 pm
May 6th, 2018 | Sunday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 8 | 10:00 am
May 10th, 2018 | Thursday | CGV Jeonjugosa 2 | 21:00 pm

Trailer:

Saimon

Saimon & Tada Takashi by Oda Manabu – Japan | 2017 – 84 min.
Section: International Competition

Saimon and Takashi are best friends at a school. Takashi always falls in love with girls, but he ends up with a broken heart, so he turns to Saimon for advice. Takashi never suspects that Saimon loves him (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 5th, 2018 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 5 | 10:00 am
May 8th, 2018 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 5 | 10:00 am
May 11th, 2018 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 5 | 13:30 pm

Trailer (No English Subtitles):

Season of the Devil

Season of the Devil (Ang Panahon ng Halimaw) by Laz Diaz
Philippines | 2018 – 234 min.
Section: Masters

In the late 70s, a gang of militias terrorizes a remote village in the Philippines. Hugo decides to find out the truth about the disappearance of his wife. A love story set in the darkest period of Philippine (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 8th, 2018 | Tuesday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 10 | 10:00 am
May 9th, 2018 | Wednesday | Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema | 10:30 am
May 12th, 2018 | Saturday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 8 | 11:00 am

Trailer:

The Widowed Witch

The Widowed Witch by Cai Chengjie – China | 2018 – 120 min.
Section: World Cinemascape

After losing her house and husband, rural woman Wang Erhao leads a stranded life. In order to survive, she pretends to be a shaman to rid villagers of evil spirits, and ironically, her deceits often become real (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 6th, 2018 | Sunday | Jeonju Cinema Town 7 | 20:00 pm
May 8th, 2018 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 8 | 11:30 pm
May 11th, 2018 | Friday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 8 | 14:00 pm

Trailer:

Tremble All You Want

Tremble All You Want by Ooku Akiko – Japan | 2017 – 117 min.
Section: Cinemafest

Yoshika has a secret crush on her classmate ´Ichi´ for 10 years. One day, her collegue ´Ni´ told her he is in love with Yoshika. Wavering between two boyfriends, journey to find love and herself starts (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 5th, 2018 | Saturday | Jeonju Dome | 19:00 pm
May 6th, 2018 | Sunday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 6 | 14:00 pm

Trailer:

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s