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24 Films you shouldn’t miss at the 23rd Jeonju International Film Festival (Part 2)

We continue with our list of films that you shouldn’t miss at the 23rd Jeonju International Film Festival, which will take place from April 28 until May 7, 2022.

For this festival we also selected 8 Documentaries (HERE) and 15 Short Films (HERE) you shouldn’t miss

To see the first part of this article please go here: PART 1

– Selected Films –

Passerby #3 by Shin Su-won – Korea | 2010 – 92 minutes
Section: Hommage: Shin Su-won and Korean Women Directors

Ji-wan quits her job to pursue her dream of becoming a film director and starts writing a screenplay. But it is so difficult to make a debut as a filmmaker, and sometimes she suffers from hallucinations. One day, while running on the playground with a feeling of despair, she sees a sparkling rainbow in a puddle of water. And she decides to start a new project. (JIFF 2022)

Screening Dates:
April 29, 2022 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 4 | 10:00 am
May 3, 2022 | Tuesday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 6 | 17:00 pm
May 7, 2022 | Saturday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 10 | 17:00 pm

Trailer:

Peppermint Candy by Lee Chang-dong – Korea | 1999 – 131 minutes
Section: Lee Chang-dong: The Truth of the Invisible

Spring in 1999. A group of middle-aged working-class friends meets for the 20th year reunion of their old factory worker’s association. While they sing and dance up a storm, their long-lost friend Youngho shows up, disrupting the party. He climbs on top of a railroad track and refuses to budge despite the danger of an approaching train. When he shouts, “I am going back,” time runs forward as the train goes back. (JIFF 2022)

Screening Dates:
April 30, 2022 | Saturday | Jeonju Dome | 19:00 pm
May 1, 2022 | Sunday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 1 | 19:30 pm

Trailer:

Poetry by Lee Chang-dong – Korea | 2010 – 140 minutes
Section: Lee Chang-dong: The Truth of the Invisible

Mija lives with her middle-schooler grandson in a small suburban city located along the Han River. By chance, she takes a “poetry” class at a local community center and is challenged to write a poem for the first time in her life. She tries to discover beauty in her everyday life, but she learns the world is not that beautiful when she encounters an urgent incident. (JIFF 2022)

Screening Dates:
April 29, 2022 | Friday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 1 | 17:00 pm
May 4, 2022 | Wednesday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 1 | 10:00 am

Trailer:

Prayer of the Isle by Park Soonlee – Korea | 2022 – 154 minutes
Section: Korean Cinema | World Premiere

In a world where people start to stop one by one, Eunae wanders from one place to another with her dog, Mongi. While walking through a stopped street, she faces her childhood. Upon her arrival at ruins, she meets a man who had been waiting for her, without having stopped. (JIFF 2022)

Screening Dates:
May 1, 2022 | Sunday | CGV Jeonjugosa 4 | 10:00 am
May 3, 2022 | Tuesday | CGV Jeonjugosa 4 | 13:30 pm
May 7, 2022 | Saturday | CGV Jeonjugosa 4 | 10:00 am

Trailer:

Raydio by Zhan Kaidi – Taiwan | 2021 – 93 minutes
Section: International Competition | International Premiere

Ray and Dio, father and son, working day and night shifts respectively, both reticent and emotionless. Somehow they have maintained social distance perfectly since long before the pandemic because of family issues and generation gaps. (JIFF 2022)

Screening Dates:
April 29, 2022 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 21:00 pm
May 1, 2022 | Sunday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 10:30 am
May 6, 2022 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 7 | 13:30 pm

Trailer:

Room Sharing by Lee Soon-sung – Korea | 2022 – 91 minutes
Section: Korean Cinema | World Premiere

“DO NOT poop in my toilet!” Grandma Geumbun lives alone for life. Her roommate Jiwoong is a professional part-timer. A project to live with the senior who lives alone, which started to save some rent, repeats the difficulties and overcomes. Through that, they get close to each other. What will be the meaning of their room-sharing in this world with single-life hegemony? (JIFF 2022)

Screening Dates:
April 29, 2022 | Friday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 6 | 13:30 pm
April 30, 2022 | Saturday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 6 | 16:00 pm
May 6, 2022 | Friday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 1 | 10:00 am

Trailer:

The Hill of Secrets by Lee Ji-eun – Korea | 2022 – 122 minutes
Section: Korean Competition | Asian Premiere

A coming-of-age story of Myung-eun, a 12-year-old girl with emotional sensitivity who gains a deeper understanding of herself and her family through the power of writing. (JIFF 2022)

Screening Dates:
May 1, 2022 | Sunday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 3 | 17:30 pm
May 3, 2022 | Tuesday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 3 | 10:00 am
May 5, 2022 | Thursday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 3 | 14:00 pm

Trailer:

The Layover by Choi Changhwan – Korea | 2021 – 82 minutes
Section: Korean Cinema | World Premiere

The flight scheduled to leave Incheon International Airport for New York makes an emergency landing at Gimhae Airport due to engine problems. As the passengers will take an alternative flight the following day, they are staying at a hotel provided by the airline during a layover. While staying an unscheduled night at the same hotel, they have an unexpected experience. (JIFF 2022)

Screening Dates:
May 1, 2022 | Sunday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 10 | 17:30 pm
May 2, 2022| Monday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 6 | 13:30 pm
May 5, 2022 | Thursday | CGV Jeonjugosa 4 | 17:00 pm

Trailer:

The King of Pigs by Yeon Sang-ho – Korea | 2011 – 96 minutes
Section: J Special: Programmer of the Year

After his business goes bankrupt, CEO Kyung-min kills his wife impulsively. He seeks out his middle school friend, Jong-suk, who works as a ghostwriter for an autobiography, despite his dream of writing his own novel. For the first time in 15 years, Jong-suk is taken aback by Kyung-min’s unexpected visit. And they bring up their reality and memories that they wanted to hide. (JIFF 2022)

Screening Dates:
April 2, 2022 | Monday | CGV Jeonjugosa 4 | 10:00 am
May 6, 2022 | Friday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 1 | 19:30 pm

Trailer:

Two Friends by Prasun Chatterjee – India | 2021 – 111 minutes
Section: Cinema Fest | Korean Premiere

The innocent friendship between two boys crosses the barriers built by religion and society. But when relentless fate separates them, how do the boys face their first farewell? (JIFF 2022)

Screening Dates:
April 29, 2022 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 3 | 10:30 am
May 2, 2022 | Monday | CGV Jeonjugosa 1 | 16:30 pm
May 5, 2022 | Thursday | CGV Jeonjugosa 1 | 11:30 am

Trailer:

When I Sleep by Choi Jungmoon – Korea | 2022 – 116 minutes
Section: Korean Competition | World Premiere

Suna, Jisu, and Bomi, who contain different stories, get into a car accident on a last-minute trip to visit the graveyard of Jisu’s parents. The three spend the night in an unfamiliar place and learn about each other’s secrets. (JIFF 2022)

Screening Dates:
April 30, 2022 | Saturday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 3 | 21:00 pm
May 2, 2022 | Monday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 3 | 10:30 am
May 5, 2022 | Thursday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 3 | 17:30 pm

Whether the Weather is Fine by Carlo Francisco Manatad – Philippines, France, Singapore, Indonesia, Germany, Qatar | 2021 – 104 minutes – Section: World Premiere | Korean Premiere

Determined to flee to the big city after Typhoon Haiyan ravages a coastal town, Miguel searches for his mother Norma and his beloved Andrea before another storm approaches. (JIFF 2022)

Screening Dates:
April 30, 2022 | Saturday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 10 | 15:30 pm
May 3, 2022 | Tuesday | Cine Q Jeonju Film Street 4 | 10:30 am
May 6, 2022 | Friday | CGV Jeonjugosa 2 | 14:00 pm

Trailer:

To see the first part of this article please go here: PART 1

For more information please visit: https://eng.jeonjufest.kr/

About the festival:
Launched in 2000, Jeonju IFF is now recognized as Mecca of independent film festival of Asia and the widest window of avant-garde cinema around the world. While you can find latest waves of Korean independent scene in Korean Film Competition, International Competition introduces new talents across the world and showing the potential of new cinematic aesthetics. A number of new, rising filmmakers have been introduced to the world stage by Jeonju IFF and it resulted in that the awardees of Jeonju IFF have been critically acclaimed by international film festivals scene. The directors with the Grand Prize include Suwa Nobuhiro, Apichatpong Weerasrtakul, LiuJia-yin , Denis Cote, YING Liang, Matías Piñeiro and Sherad Anthony Sanchez.

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