FESTIVAL: The Jeonju International Film Festival 2017

About the festival

When? 27 April – 7 May 2017

Where? Jeonju, South Korea

Festival website: http://eng.jiff.or.kr/summary/summary_01.asp


Liberation Day

Documentary / Jeonju Dome Screening

Directed by Morten Traavik & Ugis Olte

Under the loving but firm guidance of an old fan turned director and cultural diplomat, the ex-Yugoslavian cult band Laibach becomes the first rock group to perform in the fortress state of North Korea.

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Bright Nights

Feature Film / World Cinemascape: Masters for Shorts

Directed by Thomas Arslan

Michael must travel to Norway for his father‘s funeral with his 14-year-old son Luis whom he has always had minimal contact. But their first trip together is much more difficult than expected.

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Ten Metre Tower

Short / World Cinemascape: Spectrum for Shorts

Directed by Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck

A ten-meter diving tower. People who have never been up there before have to choose whether to jump or climb down. The situation itself highlights a dilemma and an entertaining study of the human.

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.