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

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

A Good Business

A Good Business by Lee Hark-joon – Korea | 2018 – 100 min.
Section: Jeonju Cinema Project

A famous human rights activist for North Korean refugees, Pastor Kim plans to help North Korean orphans to be adopted by Americans. Hearing about two young sisters who escaped from North Korea, Pastor Kim and his brokers start a lifelong adventure (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 6th, 2018 | Sunday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 17:30 pm
May 9th, 2018 | Wednesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 12th, 2018 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 14:00 pm

Adulthood

Adulthood by Kim Inseon – Korea | 2017 – 92 min.
Section: Korea Cinemascape

At her dad’s funeral, Kyungun meets her uncle Jaemin, a complete stranger. He bilks her father’s insurance money. She demands her money back, but he unashamedly refuses. To get her money back, she joins his next scam (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 4th, 2018 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 14:30 pm
May 7th, 2018 | Monday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 17:00 pm
May 11th, 2018 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 14:00 pm

After Spring

After Spring by Jang Jun-yeop, Jin Chung-ha, Jeon Shin-hwan
Korea | 2017 – 72 min.
Section: Korea Cinemascape

The scene shows empty Kwanghwamoon Square in the dawn and switches into an apartment complex. There, three stories of people who have suffered from the experiences of the Sewol ferry disaster begin (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 5th, 2018 | Saturday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 4 | 10:30 am
May 7th, 2018 | Monday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 4 | 11:00 am
May 10th, 2018 | Thursday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 17:00 pm

Trailer:

Anchor

Anchor by Choi Jeongmin – Korea | 2018 – 79 min.
Section: Korea Cinemascape

Hanju is a high school track athlete who lives with her grandfather and younger brother. One day, her grandfather has an accident, need money for his surgery. So she asks for help from the pastor who had been helping her family out (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 5th, 2018 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 4 | 10:00 am
May 7th, 2018 | Monday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 4 | 17:30 pm
May 10th, 2018 | Thursday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 9 | 20:30 pm

Butterfly

Butterfly by Choi Jeongwoo – Korea | 2018 – 65 min.
Section: Korea Cinemascape

There is a couple who has been together for 78 years. An old man carries out all the housework for his lifelong wife. They make each other smile in everyday lives. The director observes and records the daily life of them for long (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 4th, 2018 | Friday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 10 | 13:30 pm
May 7th, 2018 | Monday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 9th, 2018 | Wednesday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 7 | 16:00 pm

Dreamer

Dreamer by Cho Sungbin – Korea | 2018 – 89 min.
Section: Korea Competition

Geunsu, the North Korean defector and Jihyuk, the ex-convict desperately needs money to reverse their situations which they are in. And they are involved in dangerous things with drug delivery (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 5th, 2018 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 21:00 pm
May 7th, 2018 | Monday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6| 10:30 am
May 11th, 2018 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 14:00 pm

Trailer:

Encroach

Encroach by Park Kihyung – Korea, Hong Kong | 2017 – 86 min.
Section: Midnight Cinema

Bad grades, Jinhee enters a local university far from home. But Jinhee is determined to study hard for her dreams. However, the school is the sinister atmosphere and she finds a suspicious people in the closed Institute (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 4th, 2018 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 1 | 20:30 pm
May 5th, 2018 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 1 | 23:59 pm
May 6th, 2018 | Sunday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 8 | 21:00 pm

Graduation

Graduation by Hui Jiye – Korea | 2018 – 82 min.
Section: Korean Comeptition

Finishing her senior year, Hyerang is about to graduate and pursue a career as an art director. When her mom decides to move away, she is forced to survive on her own (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 5th, 2018 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 17:30 pm
May 7th, 2018 | Monday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 21:00 pm
May 11th, 2018 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 21:00 pm

Jeju Note

Jeju Note by Min Hwanki – Korea | 2018 – 110 min.
Section: Korea Cinemascape

Jeju Island is now very crowded. People who came to Jeju because they liked it have been changing people and landscapes of Jeju drastically and ironically. This is a record of the people living in Jeju right now (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 6th, 2018 | Sunday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 14:00 pm
May 8th, 2018 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 14:00 pm
May 12th, 2018 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 pm

Land of Sorrow

Land of Sorrow by Lee Johoon – Korea | 2018 – 76 min.
Section: Korea Cinemascape

Farmers, seeking excellent rice yields from 330 ha of reclaimed farmland in Seosan city, don’t look as happy as they should be. A story dating back 50 years, the dark side of history, explains it all (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 8th, 2018 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 10th, 2018 | Thursday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 20:00 pm
May 12th, 2018 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 17:30 pm

Mate

Mate by Jung Daegun – Korea | 2017 – 92 min.
Section: Koran Competition

Junho who avoids relationship commitments he runs into Eunji, who he had met through a dating application. Junho suggests that they date without any responsibilities, and they begin an undefined relationship (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 4th, 2018 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 21:00 pm
May 7th, 2018 | Monday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 17:30 pm
May 10th, 2018 | Thursday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 17:30 pm

Trailer:

Omok Girl

Omok Girl by Baek Seunghwa – Korea | 2018 – 58 min.
Section: Korea Cinemascape

Baduk is a Baduk genius from birth. But it has been a long time since she quit Baduk. All at once she takes part in an Omok tournament to win prize money, meets an Omok genius whose name is Glasses Kim (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 5th, 2018 | Saturday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 5 | 21:00 pm
May 8th, 2018 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjuosa 7 | 21:00 pm
May 10th, 2018 | Thursday | CGV Joenjugosa 7 | 14:00 pm

The Land of Seonghye

The Land of Seonghye by Jung Hyungsuk – Korea | 2018 – 117 min.
Section: Korea Competition

Seonghye, 29 years old, lives poor youth life. She studies preparing for the job in the afternoon, works as a part-time job at night. Her dreams are lost and future hope is not seen. How her life will flow (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 4th, 2018 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 17:30 pm
May 6th, 2018 | Sunday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 14:00 pm
May 9th, 2018 | Wednesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 10:30 am

The Land on the Waves

The Land on the Waves by Lim Taegue – Korea | 2018 – 82 min.
Section: Jeonju Cinema Project

Munseong goes to Gunsan for the first time in 30 years upon hearing his father Gwangdeok is dying. Gwangdeok’s death brings Munseong and his son Dojin together, but they are unable to reconcile. Painful history repeats in father-son relationship (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 5th, 2018 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjuosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 7th, 2018 | Monday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 20:30 pm
May 8th, 2018 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjuosa 6 | 17:30 pm

the-wailing

The Wailing by Na Hong-jin – Korea | 2016 – 156 min.
Section: Korea Cinemascape

Since a stranger appears, mysterious incidents turns the village upside down. Police has come to provisional conclusion by the collective poisoning with wild mushroom. But the rumors are spreading out of control (JIFF Catalogue 2018).

Schedule:
May 6th, 2018 | Sunday | CGV Jeonjugosa 1 | 17:30 pm

Trailer:

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