The JEONJU Cinema Project is a feature film production program that champions independent films by the JEONJU IFF directly investing in art-house films. Starting with the slogan “Innovation” in 2000, the JEONJU IFF presents a short film omnibus project “Jeonju Digital Project” every year and has released a total of 42 films, serving as a window to express the spirit of a new era of cinema. Since 2014, we shifted the direction of the project toward supporting the production of feature films to help artists achieve greater freedom of expression in both content and form. This was a turning point in which the film festival presented a new vision, showing another role it could play in the film industry. The JEONJU Cinema Project, which marks its 9th anniversary this year, has introduced a total of 27 films thus far.
Under the paralyzing influence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the JEONJU Cinema Project has provided full support to ensure that the films could be produced in safe environments and screened in permitted places to meet an audience. Accordingly, this year, four films of various genres, including feature films, documentaries, and experimental films, will be introduced.
Girl who dreams about time is the story of Sujin, a shaman who sees the fate of others, and tries new actions while thinking about her own future. It is a new documentary directed by Park Hyuckjee, who showed the power of characters in his previous films, With or Without You (2015) and Speed of Happiness (2021). His latest film asks how far humans can choose to live life with their given destinies.
Éric Baudelaire´s A Flower in the Mouth observes the world´s largest flower market at the beginning of the film, then shifts the focus to a conversation where a man with an incurable disease accidentally has a conversation with a stranger in a cafe in Paris. Inspired by a Luigi Pirandello play, this film makes us think about how different people´s perceptions of time and life can be.
Afterwater by Dane Komljen consists of three chapters of fiction, documentary, and experimental film, in a freely mixed format. Through a time unit that may be the present, past or the future, the film studies lakes around the world and the treasures hidden there of which images express a failed utopia, a collective dream, the remains of the past, and the future. Via Negativa expresses the desire of an artist, who wants to escape from reality into fantasy through experimental film language, leaving his country in a ruthless financial crisis. Set in a city that seems to carry the pain of this era, it depicts the fantasy of an uncertain future and the hopes of young people for anarchism. This is the feature debut of Alan Martín Segal, an Argentine artist.
Written by Programmer Sung MOON
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