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Korean Competition

Drown

 
LIM Sangsu  
Korea 2021 101min DCP color Fiction 15 Asian Premiere
Schedule
Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
243 2022. 04. 30 10:30 CINE Q Jeonju Film Street 3
KE15GV
443 2022. 05. 02 14:00 CINE Q Jeonju Film Street 3
KE15GV
931 2022. 05. 07 10:30 CINE Q Jeonju Film Street 3
KE15
Overview

Dowoo is running a motel with an elderly mother with dementia. One day, his mother goes missing. Winter is deepening, Dowoo suffers from a nightmare because he has not found his mother. Then one day, a young man named Hoseung, who looks like a questionable man, stays in the motel for a long time. Looking somewhat dangerous, Hoseung roams around Dowoo and watches him.

Review

Drown, a psychological thriller film, opens with a huge view of Paroho Lake, which was once a popular tourist destination and is the place where some 20,000 North Korean soldiers who died during the Korean War were buried. Dowoo runs a sinking motel where he lives with his mother with dementia. As his mother calls him by ringing the bell all the time, and the guests committed suicide one after another in the motel rooms, his nerves are on edge. Even if he tries to sleep on his mother's tranquilisers, he becomes more anxious. Then, his mother suddenly disappears, and the villagers become suspicious of him. Moreover, Dowoo becomes even more confused as he becomes entangled with a hairdresser, a coffee shop girl, a friend from his hometown, and a mysterious man who suddenly comes to the motel. The film, which tells a story that blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy, was presented in the Harbour Section of the 2022 IFF Rotterdam. [MOON Seok]

CREDIT
  • DirectorLIM Sangsu
  • ProducerSEO Junwon
  • ScreenplayLIM Sangsu
  • CinematographyYUN Geol
  • GafferPARK Sangwook
  • Production DesignLEE Hannah
  • MusicJEONG Jungyeop
  • EditorLIM Sangsu
  • SoundGONG Taewon(Plus Gain)
CastLEE Joongok, KIM Daegun, KIM Yeongyo, BYUN Chunghee
FILM SOURCE
Korean Academy of Film Arts | hyo918@kofic.or.kr
DIRECTOR
LIM Sangsu 
Born in 1981, Yeoju, Korea. He directed short films, such as Frost (2011) and Rain shower (2019). Drown is his first feature film, made through a feature film production program at the Korean Academy of Film Arts.
Sponsor
Jeonju Office

(54999) 2F, JEONJU Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

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Seoul Office

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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

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