Summer Shorts: South Korea

Date:
07.08.2013
Format:
Screenings
Place:
STRELKA COURTYARD
Language:
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH RUSSIAN SUBTITLES

Six comedies and tragedies in the tradition of purely Korean existentialism – a monster in the reservoir plays ball, a girl makes a pig out of paper, a white giant plants trees and a young man turns into a lizard.

There is no Antidote / 해독제는 없다

South Korea 2013, 23 min.
Director Han Ji-hye
Fiction

Tomorrow, Jung-wha is getting married with someone else. Yoon-ho swallows a bucket of antidepressants and bursts out sobbing. Just then, he gets the phone rings of Jung-hwa and hears her sorrowful voice asking him to come right now. Yoon-ho runs out to meet her in the vertigo of drugs. On the way, he starts to hear the strange sound of gunshots and sees the illusion of real battlefield in the middle of Seoul.

Awards and Festivals:

Mise-en-scène’s Short Film Festival – official selection

The Big Boy

South Korea 2013, 6 min.
Director Lee Kyu-tae
Animation

The big boy is unlike others. He can do a lot of things because of his difference. However, his appearance is not acceptable to others, and he doesn’t get along with them.

Awards and Festivals:

Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival – official selection

Flying Pig / =플라잉 피그

South Korea 2011, 32 min.
Director Park Sung Mi
Fiction

A girl who suffers from depression, tries to kill herself. But during her attempt, an envelope arrives in her room. She finds out a paper model kit in the envelope.

Awards and Festivals:

Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival – official selection

A Monster in the Reservoir / 저수지의 괴물

South Korea 2012, 12 min.
Director Lee Sung-gang
Animation

A lonely, gigantic monster lives in a reservoir surrounded by mountains. One day a little boy came to the reservoir and almost met this monster but he was scared to reveal himself to this little boy because this boy would be scared of. As time goes by, many people with different kinds of their stories come and go but this monster still lives alone. At this moment, one man who knows the truth of this monster comes to this reservoir.

Awards and Festivals:

Annecy Int’l Festival of Animated Film – official selection
Stuttgart Int’l Festival of Animated Film – official selection
Tampere Int’l Short Film Festival – official selection
Yubari Int’l Fantastic Film Festival – official selection
Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival – official selection
Puchon Int’l Student Animation Festival – official selection
Seoul Independent Film Festival – official selection

The Knitting / 뜨개질

South Korea 2012, 12 min.
Director Yoon Eun-hye
Fiction

After the break-up with the lover, the remains of the memories that are almost forgotten but still all remembered are observed when she knits. Threads that are never easily connected and the wounds on the hands, they seem to show that she is doing fine with the break-up but in the inside, they present memories that will never be erased and wounds that keep worsening because of ever-existent memories after the love.

Awards and Festivals:

Busan Int’l Film Festival – official selection
Seoul Independent Film Festival – official selection
Int’l Women’s Film Festival in Seoul – official selection

365 / 365

South Korea 2012, 5 min.
Director Park Ki-wan
Animation

A person’s 365 days records of his own face image. Each day’s different situation and mood expression by animation. “Everything is changing every moment, but not everybody recognises it.”

Age restriction: 16+