Previously at the ICA - Films
11 Nov 2010
A selection of short films from some of Koreas up and coming filmmakers including many festival winning films. The films are chosen from the Mise-en-scene Short Film Festival which has been established by Korea’s biggest filmmakers, Bong Joon-ho (Mother, The Host) and Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Thirst) to name a few and has seen many of the directors involved becoming some of the top talent in today’s Korean cinema landscape.
This festival looks for fresh and exciting short films and filmmakers with their catchphrase being “Beyond the Barrier of Genres”. The festival challenges traditional ideas of filmmaking as well as creating experimental and unique films attempting to push the boundaries of contemporary filmmaking. The best and brightest of these short films are annually taken around the world to a variety of festivals in New York, Paris and many more. The London Korean Film Festival and the ICA are proud to present the first time this prestigious short film festival has come to the United Kingdom.
The Brass Quintet
Dir. Yoo Dae-Eol, Digibeta, S.Korea, 30mins
Sergeant Shin is 100 days away from the end of his service. He forms a brass quintet with his military band mates to record a commemorative album. While the band was in session, they receive a delightful outing...
Dir Kim Joon-sung, Digibeta, S.Korea, 21mins
Sunyoung, like any other days, travels from working extra hours meets Sunju a college freshman who just came up to Seoul to attend college, who has gotten on the wrong bus after drinking...
Dir Kim Tae-yong, Digibeta, S.Korea, 35mins
The Cannes winning short film sees Kyung-jae and Byung-jo, who make money from smuggling illegal immigrants from China into South Korea; find that all of their shipment dies except a young woman while being transported in a refrigerator van. Kyung-jae and Byung-jo now have to decide whether to get rid of her or not.
Dir. Various, S.Korea, 2010, Digibeta, 86mins