With the 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival gearing up to start on July 18th, one of the more interesting categories within the program arrives in the form of ‘Vision Express’.
‘Vision Express’ highlights some of the new emerging talent from around the world, and as such features documentaries and fiction films that are more independent in nature compared to other offerings in the program. If there’s one category that has the potential to hold some surprising new creativity, then ‘Vision Express’ certainly fits the bill.
There are four Korean films with ‘Vision Express’, featuring the work of seven directors, all of which are profiled below.
Love Scene (러브씬)
Director: Lee Jeong-won (이정원), Kim Du-heon (김두헌), Moon In-dae (문인대)
Synopsis: In this 88 minute fiction, several short stories explore romantic and sexual relationships with supernatural/mystical elements.
Sunshine Love (썬샤인 러브)
Director: Jo Eun-seong (조은성)
Synopsis: A more traditional romantic tale of a couple brought together and separated by fate is offered by director Jo, as the lovers fight the odds to be reunited.
Young Artists (젊은 예술가들)
Directors: Kang Tae-woo (강태우)
Synopsis: Young Artists depicts the lives of students at Konkuk Art High School as they prepare for big graduation performance at Christmas. Yet with their unique styles, will they be able to work as a team?
Incomplete Life: Prequel (미생 프리퀄)
Director: Son Tae-gyum (손태겸), Kim Tae-hui (김태희)
Synopsis: The lives and histories of six quite different characters are explored in this 60 minute film, examining the events and psychological traumas of the past and how they manifest in the present.
For the full list of films playing in the ‘Vision Express’ category, please check out the official PiFan site by clicking on this link.