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JEONJU Cinema Project

HUG

IM Heung-soon
Korea 2021 93min DCP color/b&w Documentary 12 World Premiere
Overview

The bride and groom kiss at the wedding hall. Not all the guests are wearing masks. A, who is in a field of film, reckons it strange, and then B, a friend of A, tells him the pandemic has been completely over and asks A how could not know it. At that moment, A wakes up from his dream. The situation never ends up, and the world heads toward an unpredictable future for a new life.

Review

Despite the fact that the present does not offer perspectives, the idea of ​​recording the present has always obsessed filmmakers. What images will remain of a time as particular as the one the world is going through and which would be the best to describe it? The director Im Heung-soon and his team finds a way to show the world, and these times, through the images and words of other people (most of them related to the audiovisual community from Koreans, Ghanaian, French, Argentine, British, Japanese, Indonesian, Indian, American and Canadian), creating a visual canvas as personal as it is universal. The nightmare, or dream from which we hope to wake up soon, that humanity is going through, finds in the film HUG a beautiful and powerful description. The universe, despite its problems (the same old and the current ones) is still as alive as before, with its protests, small joys, colors and daily sufferings. The images that the director chooses to show on HUG work as an antidote to all the evils of this beautiful and terrible world we live in. (Sung MOON)

CREDIT
  • ScreenplayIM Heung-soon
  • ProducerKIM Min-kyung
  • Cinematography69 Film Industry People in 9 Countries Around The World
  • MusicCHUNG Narae
  • EditorLEE Hak-min
  • SoundKIM Geun-chae (Punktire Studio)
Cast69 Film Industry People in 9 Countries Around The World
FILM SOURCE
BANDAL / bandal.int@gmail.com
DIRECTOR
IM Heung-soon
An artist and filmmaker. Starting with his early works on his working-class family, he has expanded his art world by exploring the lives of people who are marginalized in social, political, capitalist, and national contexts. He was awarded the Silver Lion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), a first for a Korean. Since then, his works have been exhibited and showcased at the art centers and film festivals home and abroad, including the Tate Modern, London (2015), MoMA, New York (2015), the Pompidou Centre, Paris (2016), and many more.
Sponsor
Jeonju Office

(54999) 2F, JEONJU Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea T. +82 (0)63 288 5433 F. +82 (0)63 288 5411

Seoul Office

(04031) 4F, 16, Yanghwa-ro 15-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea T. +82 (0)2 2285 0562 F. +82 (0)2 2285 0560

JEONJU Cine Complex

(54999) JEONJU Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea T. +82 (0)63 231 3377