Seoul Lift-Off 2017 – Shorts programme 1

Shorts programme 1

Thursday 9th February, 6.45 - 9pm
@ Arthouse Momo, 11-1, Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul


Dir. Joo Hwan Kim
S. Korea | 2016 | 25mins | Language: Korean with English Subs
Lee Kwang is an illegal immigrant in Korea. He makes a living by stealing dogs from animal shelters and selling them to butchers. But when he adopts a big golden retriever named Bori, the two develop a special bond.


Our Market
Dir. Graham Holford
S. Korea | 2016 | 6.5mins | Language: Korean with English Subs
A look at one of Korea's largest street markets. Online shopping, sumpermarkets are all rife in modern South Korea. In spite of this street markets are still ever present. SeoMun Market is one Korea's largest and eldest.


The River Man
Dir. Richard Gorodecky
Netherlands | 2015 | 16.5mins | Language: English
The River Man. A life defined by a river. Connie Corcoran has dedicated his life to the mighty Blackwater river and, over the years, its currents have shaped him. He is one of Ireland's great salmon fishing guides, but if the salmon stocks continue to decline, he may be one of its last. The River Man is a fated love story between a man and a river.


The Glove
Dir. Vlad Dorofte
Romania | 2016 | 12.5mins | Language: Silent
A homeless with his right hand only finds an expensive leather glove that fits his hand. One year later, when he accidentally tears the glove, replacing it appears to be harder than expected. Just when he resigns to the facts he finds a glove identical with the previous. In another part of the city a wealthy man and is trying to pair a recent leather glove with an old unpaired one of the same kind but ... they are both for the left hand.


Sunflower Sings
Dir. Emma Selinski
USA | 2016 | 10.5 mins | Language: English
A physically and emotionally exhausted single mother is trapped in a work-obsessed world. The growth of a giant magical sunflower will show her the path to joy.


Dir. Edie Yoojeong Ko
S. Korea | 2016 | 3 mins | Music Video
There's a couple breaking up. While the man is leaving his lover who no longer loves him, pieces of old memories are cross edited. Their memories, from the moment they first met to the end of their love, are shown as a photo album.


The Afghan Bruce Lee
Dir. Jayga Rayn
China, Afghanistan | 2016 | 8 mins | Language: English


Lion Dance
Dir. Tim Pattinson and Zheng Kang
USA | 2016 | 6 mins | Language: English
LION DANCE is a romantic visual poem set during a traditional Asian parade in which a highly acrobatic dance is performed to bring good luck. It explores the theme of serendipity using a combination of CG, 2D animation techniques, and a soundtrack to express the rhythmic and pulsating emotion and actions of the characters. LION DANCE is the MFA thesis film of Zheng Kang and Tim Pattinson, USC School of Cinematic Arts class of 2016.


Dir. Ian Winstanley
UK | 2016 | 14 mins | Language: English
“Balancé” is a short documentary telling the story of working ballet dancer, Laura Purkiss. Laura shines a light on the important things in life and sets an important example to her daughters by revealing what it takes to be a 21st century working mother


Dir. 현석 양
S.Korea | 2016 | 7 mins | Language: Korean with English subs.
there is a strange store
and some guy get in the store
he looking around and choose one
deal with madam and going somewhere
and open the case...that is..

After each film there will be a 2 minute break, during which we invite the audience to complete score cards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audiences response.

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