Seoul Lift-Off 2017 – Shorts programme 2

Shorts programme 2

Friday 10th February, 6.45 - 9pm
@ Arthouse Momo, 11-1, Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul


The Botanist
Dir. Maude Plante-Husaruk & Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis
Canada, Tajikistan | 2016 | 20 mins | Language: Russian with English subs.
After the fall of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan, a former Social Soviet Republic, plunged into a devastating civil war. A famine struck the mountainous region of the Pamir where Raimberdi, a passionate and ingenious botanist, built his own hydroelectric station to help his family survive through the crisis.


Last Letters
Dir. Nils Clauss
S. Korea | 2016 | 7 mins | Korean with English Subs.
On the 16th of April 2014 a ferry en route from Incheon to Jeju Island in Korea capsized. 304 out of 476 passengers and crew members died in this tragic accident. This short film follows eight families that lost loved ones that day, and explores the physical and emotional spaces that the tragedy left behind. The film juxtaposes documentary and fictional elements. It shines a light on this still unsolved tragedy and shows the isolation the families feel while they pose for an incomplete family portrait.


Dir. Peter Jensen
USA | 2016 | 25 mins | Language: English
DANNI goes on a journey to explore relationship addiction and seeks to find out at what cost does one become 'clean' - or not...


Dir. Alex Hardy
UK | 2016 | 20 mins | Language: English
Jodie Baxter is a Captain returned home from Afghanistan after being injured in a rigged booby trap that has left her scarred both physically and on a deep psychological level. We follow Jodie as she enters into a situation - through an extreme act of violence, lust and in her eyes 'protection' she has a revelation concerning what she has experienced and what has been haunting her deep within her cognisance.


Red String
Dir. Minghao Shen
USA, China | 2016 | 10 mins | Language: Cantonese with Korean and English subs.
An illegal Chinese immigrant wants to keep his last line of his privacy in a terrible restaurant where he work. But when he finally against for his dignity, he finds that he even makes his life worse.


Leonor's Lullaby
Dir. Quentin Paquignon
China | 2016 | 5 mins | Music Video
Leonor sleeps quietly in her bed when some gentle creatures, the Bobops, come to take her to experience a mysterious journey....


The Curious Plague of 1518
Dir. Jacob Nizzola
UK | 2016 | 4.5 mins | Animation
Amidst our people here is come, the madness of the dance.


My First Love
Dir. Sunwoo Park
USA, S.Korea | 2016 | 25 mins | Korean with English subs.
Sunwoo visits his high school and recalls the memory on his first love.

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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