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15 Korean Short Films you cannot miss at the 20th Jeonju International Film Festival

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We present a list of 15 Korean Short Films you cannot miss at the 20th Jeonju International Film Festival which will take place from May 2nd – 11th (2019) in Jeonju, South Korea.

Aquamarine

Aquamarine by Yoo Jongseok – Korea | 2019 – 17 minutes | Fiction
Korean Competition for Shorts

Young dyes her lover Yu-hwan’s hair in a quiet motel room. But as the color of his hair changes, an inexplicable feeling grows bigger in Young’s mind. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 5th, 2019 | Sunday | CGV Joenjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 8th, 2019 | Wednesday | CGV Joenjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 9th, 2019 | Thursday | CGV Joenjugosa 7 | 20:30 pm

 

Bizarre Research

Bizarre Research of a high school girl by Kim Bowon
Korea | 2019 – 20 minutes | Fiction
Korean Competition for Shorts

A high school girl discovers biological limits of human. She takes on bizarre research to find the true meaning of life. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 5th, 2019 | Sunday | CGV Joenjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 8th, 2019 | Wednesday | CGV Joenjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 9th, 2019 | Thursday | CGV Joenjugosa 7 | 20:30 pm

 

Cane Girl

Cane Girl by Cho Hanbyul – Korea | 2019 – 23 minutes | Fiction
Korean Competition for Shorts

For Minseo, who is only 15 years old, life is a daily struggle. She has to look after her baby brother, work at a part-time job and deal with school bullies. She happens to meet a granny who is a “Cane-Fu” master. But the granny has dementia, so her mind wanders sometimes. Nonetheless, Minseo has to learn martial arts from her. Come at me! (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 4th, 2019 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 7th, 2019 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 20:00 pm
May 10th, 2019 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 am

 

Freckles

Freckles by Kim Jihee – Korea | 2019 – 27 minutes | Fiction
Korean Competition for Shorts

Young-shin is locked up in a fat camp against her own will. After kissing her roommate, the boring days at the camp turns into a small turmoil. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 3th, 2019 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 8th, 2019 | Wednesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 14:30 pm
May 9th, 2019 | Thursday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 17:00 pm

 

Hamburger for Miju

Hamburger for Miju by Kim Mirim – Korea | 2019 – 24 minutes | Fiction
Korean Cinemascape for Shorts

Miju wants to go to an idol concert. However, her mother does not now that. So, Miju works part-time wearing an animal custom while her mother does not know about it. Can Miju go to the concert in secret? (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 3rd, 2019 | Friday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 8 | 11:30 am
May 5th, 2019 | Sunday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 3 | 17: 00 pm
May 7th, 2019 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 16:30 pm

 

Leo

Leo by Lee Deok-chan – Korea | 2019 – 28 minutes | Fiction
Korean Competition for Shorts

Cellist Eun-ae decides to sell the cello on the day she returns from studying abroad. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 3th, 2019 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 14:00 pm
May 7th, 2019 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 10th, 2019 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 17:00 pm

 

Lingling

Lingling by Yoon Da-young – Korea | 2019 – 24 minutes | Fictions
Korean Competition for Shorts

Jina happened to find the name “Lingling” in her dad’s note and doubts that he’s having an affair with someone. She is getting worried that something is going to happen. She doesn’t want her family to be apart, but a storm is coming. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 3th, 2019 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 14:00 pm
May 7th, 2019 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 10th, 2019 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 17:00 pm

 

Noryang Battle

Noryang Battle by Kim So-hyun – Korea | 2019 – 24 minutes | Fiction
Korean Competition for Shorts

Yeonju has been studying for the teacher certification exam for five years after failing it for four times. To relieve stress, she does bad things every day. One day, she meets an enemy who gets in the way of her studying, and gets arrested by the police for her deviation. Her life never goes as planned. But she gets a chance to get things right. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 4th, 2019 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 7th, 2019 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 20:00 pm
May 10th, 2019 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 am

 

Not too heavy

Not too heavy, not too light by Cho Yoonsun – Korea | 2019 26 minutes | Fiction
Korean Competition for Shorts

Three friends, all set for different middle schools, hear about the sudden death of Chirpy and visit his house. But Chirpy’s dad tells them that there won’t be a funeral, and that he has kept the ashes in the house. Chirpy’s friends, who cannot understand his decision, set out to have their own funeral of Chirpy. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 3th, 2019 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 8th, 2019 | Wednesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 14:30 pm
May 9th, 2019 | Thursday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 17:00 pm

 

Poetry Day

Poetry Day by Kim Su-ro – Korea | 2018 – 18 minutes | Fiction
Korean Competition for Shorts

Just before the vacation, Seo-jung can´t announce the poem. His classmates threaten him and saying, “If you don´t write poetry, We might not be able to have a vacation,”. Seo-jung struggles to write poetry. He happens to meet grandma who goes to the post office to check in, and talk a lot with her. Can Seo-jung complete the poem? (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 3th, 2019 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 8th, 2019 | Wednesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 14:30 pm
May 9th, 2019 | Thursday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 17:00 pm

 

Proxy Exam

Proxy Exam by Kim Nakyung – Korea | 2019 – 17 minutes | Fiction
Korean Competition for Shorts

Hyun-joo, a daughter of a North Korean defector, is a stateless. Without an ID, she can’t go to school nor do anything ordinary that a teenager would do. Being unable to even attend her favorite idol’s fan meeting, Hyun-joo decides to borrow Joo-hee’s identity in exchange for taking a proxy exam. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 5th, 2019 | Sunday | CGV Joenjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 8th, 2019 | Wednesday | CGV Joenjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 9th, 2019 | Thursday | CGV Joenjugosa 7 | 20:30 pm

 

Sick

Sick by Lee Woodong – Korea | 2019 – 39 minutes | Fiction
Korean Competition for Shorts

A general hospital in Gyeongsang-do in 1990. Woo-sik and Jae-gu are working at the hospital as a receptionist. One day, an AIDS patient enters the hospital. Woo-sik and Jae-gu are instructed to bring the bankbook and the young daughter, Tae-bun, from the home of the AIDS patient who did not pay for the hospital. They head to Tae-bun´s house in fear of getting AIDS. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 5th, 2019 | Sunday | CGV Joenjugosa 7 | 14:00 pm
May 7th, 2019 | Tuesday | CGV Joenjugosa 7 | 17:00 pm
May 9th, 2019 | Thursday | CGV Joenjugosa 7 | 14:00 pm

 

The Rebound

The Rebound by Sung Changwon – Korea | 2019 – 10 minutes | Fiction
Korean Cinemascope for Shorts

Sujin is upset at her boyfriend for not calling her. When he finally does contact her, Sujin ends up saying some things that she will later regret. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 3rd, 2019 | Friday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 8 | 11:30 am
May 5th, 2019 | Sunday | MEGABOX Jeonju (Gaeksa) 3 | 17:00 pm
May 7th, 2019 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 6 | 16:30 pm

 

To each your Sarah

To each your Sarah by Kim Deok-geun – Korea | 2019 – 26 minutes | Ficiton
Korean Competition for Shorts

Having been discouraged by her life in Seoul, 51-year old woman Jung-ja returns to her hometown. There she starts working at a slaughterhouse under the alias Sarah to hide her miserable plight from other people. And then, she meets someone who calls her Jung-ja. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 4th, 2019 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 14:00 pm
May 7th, 2019 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 14:00 pm
May 9th, 2019 | Thursday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 am

 

We watch movies

We watch movies and read novels together by Lee Yeonchul
Korea | 2019 – 28 minutes | Fiction
Korean Competition for Shorts

Kyungsoo knocks on Yoojin’s door. As she lets him in, he’s looking for a chance to get her back. (JIFF Catalogue 2019)

Schedule:
May 3th, 2019 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 14:00 pm
May 7th, 2019 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 11:00 am
May 10th, 2019 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 17:00 pm

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