K-Animation

The Fake

UK Premiere

Film info

2017. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho , starring Yang Ik-june, Oh Jung-se, Kwon Hae-hyo, Park Hee-von, Cert TBC , 101 mins.

Awards

Best Animation
Sitges Film Festival 2014

Vanguard
Toronto Int. Film Festival 2014

Panorama
Berlin Int. Film Festival 2014

In a downtrodden rural village a church is built. Mr. Choi, the town elder, calls upon Reverend Sung looking for the man of God to become the town’s only ray of light and task Sung with lead- ing the church. Choi’s actual intention is to steal the compensations given to the villagers through the building of the church. Min-chul, a former resident who had disappeared one day, returns home just in time when his family is to receive their compensation. Not long after arriving, Min-chul gets into an argument with Choi and when he is taken to the police station he discovers that the village elder is a wanted con man. Nobody is willing to listen to Min-chul as they distrust him and deeply trust the Reverend who believes Choi is going to do something good for the town.

Director Yeon Sang-ho returns after the success of The King of Pigs with a biting look at small town Korea and corruption. The filmmaker asks the question “Who is good and who is evil? What is the boundary of good and evil?” with startling effect.

The Road Called Life

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European Premiere

Film info

2017. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho, Cert TBC , 101 mins.

Awards

Opening Gala
Seoul Int. Cartoon & Animation Festival 2014

This animation depicts three pieces of traditional Korean stories told by the filmmakers of Green Days.

The first film, When the Buckwheat Flowers Bloom, is the story of Heo Saeng-won, an old market seller. After a long day of peddling his wares, Saengwon and friend visit an Inn where they meet Dong-I. Over the course of the evening the three generations of vendors form a special bond.

Spring Spring sees a field labourer who has been promised the hand of his master’s daughter in marriage. Yet every time the servant looks to claim his would-be-wife, his master comes up with an excuse. Finally tired of being denied his bride the servant challenges his master to the ultimate match.

The last of the trilogy is A Lucky Day which features a rickshaw driver named Kim. His wife has fallen ill and looks to earn enough money to make her well again. He finds himself unusually flush with customers but doubt and fear creep into his mind as he contemplates the consequences of his good fortune.