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10 Asian Film you cannot miss at the 20th Jeonju International Film Festival

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We present a list of 10 Asian films you cannot miss at the 20th Jeonju International Film Festival which will take place from May 2nd – 11th (2019) in Jeonju, South Korea.

And Your Bird Can Sing

And Your Bird Can Sing by Miyake Sho – Japan | 2018 – 106 minutes

“I” work in a bookshop in the suburb of a town in the north of Japan sharing his flat with his friend Shizuo. Sachiko, I’s colleague from the bookshop, starts to visit the two man’s flat every night. They start to drink, play billiards and visit club together. But their happy days seem to meet its end as summer ends. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 3rd, 2019 | Friday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 6 | 20:30 pm
May 4th, 2019 | Saturday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 1 | 10:30 am

Trailer (Tokyo International Film Festival):

 

Balangiga

Balangiga: Howling Wilderness by Khavn – Philippines | 2018 – 113 minutes

1901, Balangiga. Eight-year-old Kulas flees town with his grandfather and their carabao to escape General Smith’s Kill & Burn order. He finds a toddler amid a sea of corpses and together, the two boys struggle to survive the American occupation. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 3rd, 2019 | Friday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 8 | 15:00 pm
May 4th, 2019 | Saturday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 8 | 20:30 pm
May 8th, 2019 | Wednesday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 9 | 14:00 pm

Trailer:

 

Graves

Graves Without a Name by Rithy Panh – Cambodia, France | 2018 – 115 minutes

Graves Without a Name explores the lasting effects of the Cambodian genocide, a 13-year-old boy who loses most of his family begins a search for their graves. Cambodian-born, France-based filmmaker Rithy Panh has dedicated much of his career to investigating the campaign of genocide by the Khmer Rouge during the Cambodian Civil War and memorializing its victims. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 5th, 2019 | Sunday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 9 | 20:00 pm
May 8th, 2019 | Wednesday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 7 | 17:00 pm

Trailer:

 

Makuko

Makuko by Tsuruoka Keiko – Japan | 2019 – 108 minutes

A fifth-grade elementary school student Satoshi meets a new classmate Kozue who has a mysterious charm about her. He then learns her big secret. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 3rd, 2019 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 8 | 20:30 pm
May 5th, 2019 | Sunday | CGV Jeonjugosa 5 | 10:30 am
May 9th, 2019 | Thursday | CGV Jeonjugosa 8 | 17:30 pm

Trailer:

 

Moonless Dawn

Moonless Dawn by Abe Harika – Japan | 2018 – 60 minutes

Kou created songs and uploads them to the Internet, and Yuka and Saki enjoy his music as fans, always listening with deep interest and admiration. Their final summer vacation has begun as junior high school students. It is the beginning of a momentary and eternal story for them. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 4th, 2019 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 1 | 13:30 pm
May 5th, 2019 | Sunday | CGV Jeonjugosa 1 | 17:30 pm
May 8th, 2019 | Wednesday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 6 | 14:00 pm

 

My father

My father, the bride by Fukuda Momoko – Japan | 2018 – 95 minutes

Touka returns to the island she grew up to attend her mother’s second memorial service. She finds out that her father Seiji is wearing her mother’s clothes. As if that doesn’t come as enough of a shock, Seiji even tells Touka that he is getting married again to a man named Kazuo. The film explores the particular incident and the life of the island people with a humorous touch. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 3rd, 2019 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 5 | 10:30 am
May 5rd, 2019 | Sunday | CGV Jeonjugosa 2 | 20:30 pm

 

Ohong Village

Ohong Village by Lim Lungyin –Taiwan, Czech Republic | 2019 – 98 minutes

In the remotest corner of southern Taiwan, the sinking fisherman´s village prepares for another carnival for the god. Sheng, a man reaching his 30s, returns in disguise as an established urban elite. As the carnival escalates, Sheng confronts his persistent father who farms oysters throughout his life and the childhood buddy who always envies his fragile “successfulness.” (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 4th, 2019 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjuosa 2 | 10:30 am
May 6th, 2019 | Monday | CGV Jeonjugosa 3 | 17:30 pm
May 9th, 2019 | Thursday | CGV Jeonjugosa 3 | 17:30 pm

 

Scandal Makers

Scandal Makers by Vo Thanh Hoa – Vietnam | 2018 – 108 minutes

A remake version of the Korean film Scandal Makers (2008). Same as the original film´s storyline, a high riding entertainer who introduces a radio program meets his daughter and grandchild that he never knew about. The film became a big issue as the widely known Vietnamese pop-singer starred the main role. It also could make a big success influenced by the “Korean Fever.” (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 7th, 2019 | Tuesday | Jeonju Dome | 19:00 pm

 

The gold-laden

The gold-laden sheep & the sacred mountain by Ridham Janve
India | 2018 – 97 minutes

After an air force jet crashes in the upper Himalayas, an old shepherd and his servant leaves their herd to find its pilot. The mountain where the jet fell is sacred but the servant’s intentions are not. They struggle through quests of fear and desire, as they tread on forbidden ground. The herd left behind disintegrates as predators roam around, and they are left headless. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 4th, 2019 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 3 | 17:30 pm
May 5th, 2019 | Sunday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 8 | 14:00 pm
May 8th, 2019 | Wednesday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 9 | 11:00 am

Trailer:

 

The Kamagasaki Cauldron War

The Kamagasaki Cauldron War by Sato Lee
Japan | 2018 – 115 minutes

Kamagasaki is an “invisible” slum which attracted day laborers and prostitutes since World War II. As developers move in, the local authorities team up with a gang and harass the residents to get rid of the slum. A boy, Kantaro, moves in with a prostitute and a pickpocket. He picks up the gang´s treasured giant cauldron that used to feed the destitute: The symbol of Kamagasaki. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 4th, 2019 | Saturday | MEGABOX Joenju (Gaeksa) 3 | 20:00 pm
May 8th, 2019 | Wednesday | MEGABOX Joenju (Gaeksa) 6 | 16:30 pm
May 10th, 2019 | Friday | MEGABOX Joenju (Gaeksa) 9 | 14:00 pm

Trailer:

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