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20 Short films you shouldn’t miss at the 19th GwangHwaMun International Short Film Festival (Part 1)

These are twenty short films you shouldn’t miss at the 19th GwangHwaMun International Short Film Festival which will take place at Cinecube (Gwanghwamun) from October 14th – 19th, 2021 in Seoul, Korea.

To see the second part of this article please go HERE

– Recommended Films –

2 Nights 3 Days by Cho Eun-ji – Korea | 2017 – 29 minutes
Section: Cinema Old & New: Focus on Korean Directors 2

Ji-eun goes to boyfriend Min-kyu’s house to celebrate their 2nd anniversary. But Min-kyu informs her sudden break-up. She couldn’t leave the place with broken-hearted and decided to live with his family (GISFF 2021).

As I lay dying by Zhang Zheng’An – China | 2021 – 20 minutes
Section: International Competition 3

After her father’s death, on the night of the vigil, Mengnan, a 30-year-old woman who has left home to recover from her childhood trauma of being beaten by her father, returns to her hometown. Surrounded by relatives who relentlessly chat about the past, she feels uneasy. And then, her father’s soul comes back… (GISFF 2021)

Asphyxia by Chuang Shiang An – Taiwan | 2021 – 22 minutes
Section: International Competition 5

A burglary made a woman ask for help without thinking from her estranged husband, and the thief was accidentally killed in the case of the theft. Overnight, the husband is viewed as a hero by public opinion, but at the same time he may also be responsible for his involuntary manslaughter. As to the woman, was her husband’s action a defense or an injury? (GISFF 2021)

Charon by Yannick Karcher – France | 2020 – 16 minutes
Section: International Competition 8

For fear of being killed by boredom, a man, freshly retired, gets involved in the crazy project of building a boat in the cellar of his suburban house (GISFF 2021).

Cicada by Yoon Dae-woen – Korea | 2021 – 17 minutes
Section: Korean Competition 3

Chang-hyeon, a transgender prostitute encounters a visitor who seems both familiar and alienated to him (GISFF 2021).

David by Zachary Woods – USA | 2020 – 12 minutes
Section: International Competition 3

David needs help. So does David (GISFF 2021).

Filipiñana by Rafael Manuel – UK, Philippines | 2020 – 24 minutes
Section: International Competition 1

The self-contained cosmos of the golf course reflects societal structures. Although new ‘tee girl’ Isabel still has to learn the rules, she’s already looking for loopholes to subvert the system (GISFF 2021).

Ju-Bin by An Sun-young – Korea | 2020 – 20 minutes
Section: Korean Competition 1

A junior high school girl who stays at the academy until the latest every night to study. When everyone goes home, they take off their clothes and start dancing (GISFF 2021).

Love Jo. Right Now by Jeong Ga-young – Korea | 2017 – 20 minutes
Section: Cinema Old & New: Focus on Korean Directors 2

Director Ga-Young wants to cast In-sung Jo, but there is no scenario yet (GISFF 2021).

May JEJU Day by Jude Kang – Korea | 2021 – 14 minutes
Section: Korean Competition 1

In Jeju Island, considered the Hawaii of Korea, an incident surnamed “April 3” killed about 1 in 10 people, under control of the US military government, shortly after liberation from Japanese colonial rule. In this film, the children who survived the massacre 70 years ago testify (GISFF 2021).

To see the second part of this article please go HERE

For more information, please visit: http://en.aisff.org

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