News

10 Films you cannot miss at the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

bucheonfilms2019nonWe present a list of ten films you cannot miss at the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival which will take place from June 27th – July 7th, in Bucheon, South Korea.

All the Gods in the Sky

All the Gods in the Sky by Quarxx – France | 2018 – 110 minutes
Section: World Fantastic Red

Simon works at a factory and lives on a farm with his severely handicapped younger sister, Estelle, who was severely handicapped in a childhood game. Simon hopes to save his sister by liberating her from the weight of the world. What if their salvation was coming from “them”?

Schedule:
June 29th | Saturday | Korea Manhwa Museum | 21:00 pm
July 3rd | Wednesday | CGV Sopoong 5 | 17:00 pm
July 6th | Saturday | CGV Sopoong 6 | 15:30 pm

Trailer:

Aniara

Aniara by Pella Kagerman & Hugo Lilja – Sweden, Denmark | 2018 – 106 minutes
Section: World Fantastic Blue

Aniara is the story of one of the many spaceships used for transporting Earth’s fleeing population to their new home-planet Mars. But just as the ship leaves the destroyed Earth, she collides with space junk and is thrown off her course. The passengers slowly realize that they’ll never be able to return.

Schedule:
June 30th | Sunday | CGV Sopoong 4 | 21:00 pm
July 2nd | Tuesday | CGV Sopoong 4 | 20:00 pm
July 6th | Saturday | CGV Sopoong 6 | 18:00 pm

Trailer:

Dachra

Dachra by Abdelhamid Bouchnak – Tunisia | 2018 – 113 minutes
Section: World Fantastic Red

Set in modern-day Tunisia, a group of journalism students set out on a university assignment to solve the cold case of Mongia, a woman found mutilated 25 years ago and now imprisoned in an asylum, suspected of withchcraft. They are led to Dachra, an isolated compound and home to a clt with many dark secrets.

Schedule:
July 2nd | Tuesday | City Hall, Fantastic Cube 1F | 20:00 pm
July 5th | Friday | CGV Bucheon 8 | 2:00 pm
July 7th | Sunday | City Hall, Fantastic Cube 1F | 21:00 pm

Trailer:

Feral

Feral by Andres Kaiser – Mexico | 2018 – 99 minutes
Section: World Fantastic Red

The mountains of Oaxaca harbor the remains of a ravaged and burnt shelter, once home to a psychoanalyst priest who used it to look after savage children, trying to re-integrate them into society. Through videotape diaries and interviews, the truth of what happened is shockingly revealed.

Schedule:
June 28th | Friday | City Hall, Fantastic Cube 1F | 20:00 pm
July 2nd | Tuesday | CGV Sopoong 5 | 20:00 pm
July 5th | Friday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 20:00 pm

Trailer:

Is That You

Is That You? by Rudy Riveron Sanchez – UK, Cuba | 2018 – 107 minutes
Section: Bucheon Choice Features

Set in the countryside of Cuba, a domineering father exerts a strong influence over his family. However, when he suddenly disappears, his 13-year-old daughter Lili is distraught. Attempting to bring him back, she uses a spiritual ritual and uncovers an uncomfortable truth.

Schedule:
June 30th | Sunday | CGV Sopoong 3 | 10:30 am
July 2nd | Tuesday | Korea Manhwa Museum | 14:00 pm
July 4th | Thursday | CGV Bucheon 5 | 17:00 pm

Trailer:

Memory

Memory: The Origins of Alien by Alexandre O. Philippe
USA | 2019 – 93 minutes
Section: World Fantastic Blue

This film unearths the untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979), rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythology, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger

Schedule:
June 30th | Sunday | City Hall, Fantastic Cube 1F | 13:00 pm
July 3rd | Wednesday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 11:00 am
July 7th | Sunday | City Hall, Fantastic Cube 1F | 18:00 pm

The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense by Riley Stearns – USA | 2019 – 104 minutes
Section: Bucheon Choice: Features

A sheepish accountant is attacked at random on the street. He decides to enlist at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei, in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he gets into is something more than bargained for.

Schedule:
June 29th | Saturday | CGV Bucheon 5 | 10:30 am
July 2nd | Tuesday | CGV Bucheon 5 | 20:00 pm
July 4th | Thursday | City Hall, Main Theater 2F | 17:00 pm

Trailer:

The Dead Don't Die

The Dead Don’t Die by Jim Jarmusch – Sweden, USA | 2019 – 103 minutes
Section: World Fantastic Red

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves. An opening film of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival with star-studded cast.

Schedule:
June 30th | Sunday | City Hall, Main Theater 2F | 11:00 am
July 2nd | Tuesday | CGV Bucheon 8 | 20:00 pm
July 6th | Saturday | CGV Sopoong 4 | 18:00 pm

Trailer:

The Lodge

The Lodge by Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala
UK, USA | 2019 – 100 minutes
Section: Bucheon Choice Features

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiance’s two children at a remote holiday cabin. Just as relations begins to thaw between the three, some strange and frightening events take place, leading to a shocking revelation and a tragic end.

Schedule:
June 28th | Friday | CGV Bucheon 5 | 20:00 pm
July 2nd | Tuesday | City Hall, Main Theater 2F | 17:00 pm
July 4th | Thursday | CGV Bucheon 5 | 14:00 pm

Trailer:

The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea

The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea by Syllas Tzoumerkas
Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden | 2019 – 121 minutes
Section: Bucheon Choice Features

In Greece, two women lead lonely lives and dream of escaping it all. Rita is a once ambitious cop, and Elisabeth is the quiet sister of a local lounge singer. A sudden death upsets their small eel-farming town. As village secrets emerge, the women have a chance to become each other’s savior.

Schedule:
June 28th | Friday | CGV Bucheon 5 | 17:00 pm
July 1st | Monday | Korea Manhwa Museum | 14:00 pm
July 4th | Thursday | CGV Bucheon 6 | 20:00 pm

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 )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.