Korean movies opening today 2017/07/13 in Korea “The Trap”, “Beastie Girls” and documentaries “All Live, Olive” and “Farming Boys”
Directed by Yoon Yeo-chang
With Kwon Hae-sung, Lee Yoo-jin, Choi Joon-yong, Kang Hyeon-joong,…
Her irresistible fatal love, his love is stuck in the trap.
Ah-yeon looks sensual in those short tennis outfits she always wears. When Min-seok, a successful prosecutor encounters Ah-yeon in a parking lot of a tennis court, he happens to provide her with help unexpectedly. He later gets contacted by Ah-yeon frequently. Although Min-seok, the married man tries to refuse her excessive hospitality towards him, it’s not easy to refuse those. One day, Min-seok receives a correspondence saying he is accused of bribery and then he realizes he might lose his position as a prosecutor. While his relationship with his wife has become unstable as well, he cannot stop thinking about Ah-yeon. He after all begins the relationship with Ah-yeon he should not have started.
With Ko Eun-ah, Yoo So-young, Kim Seo-ji, Lee Jung-hyuk, Shin Min-chul, Jang Tae-seong,…
About the life in the celebrity and prostitution world. Only those who have been there know what it’s like with the relationships with people, misunderstandings, conflicts, worries and sadness.
Directed by Ju Ro-mi, Kim Tae-il
Wizdan’s family needs a pass to enter their own olive farm. Under Israeli occupation, Palestinian olive farmers are given only few days a year to plant, nurture and harvest olives. Hadsan, a 2nd generation refugee, cannot enter the areas occupied by Israel because he was imprisoned for participating in Intipada. With the expansion of Israeli settlements, economic conditions of Palestinians are getting worse. However, resistance movement against Israel continues in the daily lives of Palestinians.
22nd Seoul Human Right Festival 2017
Directed by Byun Si-yeon, Jang Se-jung, Kang Ho-jun
Three young men in their twenties go on a trip across the globe. They make money with a working-holiday program in Australia and record their experiences travelling to farms around the world. They dream to be real farmers. Being in their twenties, becoming farmers and world travel are three things that do not seem to match. At this time, when neither children dream of becoming farmers nor young people of living in the country, the balance among the unbalanced is fresh and introspective for itself. Another charm of this movie is the way it records these young men’s eccentric behavior. They are bold and natural as they take pictures of each other or selfies as if they are using the language of the smart phone generation. They blur the border of privacy in the way they expose themselves, explain situations and express their feelings as they experience, record, observe and move on. In this sense, a camera is their fourth companion and the reflection of themselves. The film suggests that we confront the questions as to the bold and young energy on the one hand, and the life that can’t stop its accelerated velocity moving in one direction on the other.(Lee Seung-min)
21st Busan Film Festival 2016