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20 Short films you shouldn’t miss at the 46th Seoul Independent Film Festival (Part 2)

We continue with our recommendations for the 46th Seoul Independent Film Festival, which will take place from November 26th until December 4th (2020) in Seoul, South Korea.

About the festival:
The SIFF (Seoul Independent Film Festival) is a domestic competition festival encompassing varied independent films of the year. Regardless of theme, format and genre, the films are contested and awarded. Through the festival, SIFF ends the year with the discovery of new independent films as well as the introduction of diverse trends in the invitation sections.

Recommended Films:

Resident Alien by Tian Wenhao – Korea | 2020 – 14 minutes

Wanji and Xiaoying, who have been illegally staying in Korea for years, are determined to make life choices for their future after the dinner. Xiaoying wants to finish her illegal stay by marrying a Korean man, meanwhile Wanji is facing a dilemma: Xiaoying, who’s been living together with him for years is leaving soon, and he just got a game-changing news from his son that can make him regret later.

Screening Dates:
November 28th, 2020 (Saturday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 1 | 11:00 am
November 308th, 2020 (Monday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 2 | 14:30 pm
December 3rd, 2020 (Thursday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 2 | 17:00 pm

Salvia at Nine by Jang Nari – Korea | 2020 – 7 minutes

A nine-year-old girl lives in the same neighborhood as a father who watches erotic videos next to his child and an old man who habitually molests his neighbor kids. The girl goes to a corner shop and tries to steal some snacks, but the shop owner catches her on the spot. The girl puts a coin on the counter, which she was holding to pay for her candy, and quickly leaves the shop.

Screening Dates:
November 28th, 2020 (Saturday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 1 | 11:00 am
November 30th, 2020 (Monday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 2 | 14:30 pm
December 3rd, 2020 (Thursday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 2 | 17:00 pm

Silver Delivery by Kim Na-yeon – Korea | 2020 – 27 minutes

Shin Jung-sook, a subway courier of 70-year-old, carries an illegal bankbook related to a crime, and Jung-sook burns a personal record logbook and destroys evidence.

Screening Dates:
November 27th, 2020 (Friday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 2 | 17:20 pm
November 28th, 2020 (Saturday) | CGV Apgujeong Cinema 3 | 11:30 am
December 2nd, 2020 (Wednesday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 3 | 17:30 pm

Some errors of the construction-universe by Park Koonje – Korea | 2020 – 14 minutes

The abandoned or the unfinished buildings/space are judged to be errors. To jump from the principle of construction-universe, they were intentionally originated singularity on the space-time. The neglected soundscape and error image to the entanglement state, jumped and drifted the bug/glitch forward out of space-time.

Screening Dates:
November 29th, 2020 (Sunday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 3 | 14:00 pm
December 1st, 2020 (Tuesday) | CGV Apgujeong Cinema 2 | 17:00 pm

Summer of love by Kim Seo-hyeon – Korea | 2020 – 15 minutes

Yeoreum, a high school student who lives alone with mother, is interested in sex. She tells her boyfriend Junsu that she wants to try it and decides to buy a condom. But buying a condom is not as easy as she thought it would be.

Screening Dates:
November 27th, 2020 (Friday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 3 | 14:00 pm
November 29th, 2020 (Sunday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 2 | 17:00 pm
December 1st, 2020 (Tuesday) | CGV Apgujeong Cinema 2 | 14:30 pm

The bird we saw once by Lee Da-young – Korea | 2020 – 32 minutes

As their home is chosen to be the second location of Jeju island airport, Sun-jae and Yang-soo are left with no choice but go through unwanted changes.

Screening Dates:
November 27th, 2020 (Friday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 1 | 11:30 am
November 29th, 2020 (Sunday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 2 | 14:30 am
December 4th, 2020 (Friday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 3 | 14:00 am

The Migration Ship by Oh Yoo-bin – Korea | 2020 – 30 minutes

Earth is encountering another Ice Age. As the planet faces total destruction, “The Migration-Ship” was built to send people to the new Earth. Each person is only allowed to carry up to 25kg of luggage when boarding. Yoon-ha was planning to carry out her deceased mother’s will before getting on the last space ship. Then, she finds her father, who was believed to be dead, alive. Without both legs.

Screening Dates:
November 27th, 2020 (Friday) | CGV Apgujeong Cinema 3 | 19:30 pm
December 2nd, 2020 (Wednesday) | CGV Apgujeong Cinema 3 | 16:00 pm

Tiger and Ox by Kim Seung-hee – Korea | 2019 – 8 minutes

What does divorce mean to women in Korean patriarchal society? Is a fatherless family failure? In order to find the answer for the questions, a single mother and her daughter start the conversation.

Screening Dates:
November 27th, 2020 (Friday) | CGV Apgujeong Cinema 3 | 12:30 pm
November 29th, 2020 (Sunday) | CGV Apgujeong Cinema 3 | 20:00 pm

Trees in Summer by Lee Suyu – Korea | 2020 – 40 minutes

I ask about my mom’s childhood.
A child grew up and had children. One of them became me.

Screening Dates:
November 28th, 2020 (Saturday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 3 | 12:20 pm
November 30th, 2020 (Monday) | CGV Apgujeong Cinema 2 | 20:00 pm
December 2nd, 2020 (Wednesday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 2 | 14:30 pm

Us, Day and Night by Kim Sohyoung – Korea | 2020 – 27 minutes

As a young couple living together, Jiyoung works during the day and Woocheol works at night. The only time they can share is the one hour between 7 and 8 in the morning, when Woocheol comes back from work and Jiyoung is preparing to go to work.

Screening Dates:
November 27th, 2020 (Friday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 2 | 17:20 pm
November 28th, 2020 (Saturday) | CGV Apgujeong Cinema 3 | 11:30 am
December 2nd, 2020 (Wednesday) | CGV Apgujeong Art House 3 | 17:30 pm

To read the first part of this article, go here: PART 1

For more information about the festival and the programme please visit the official website here: http://www.siff.kr/e/

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