Korean Cinema: New Perspectives

Korean cinema, which was only a periphery of cinema, has developed rapidly since the 1990s and has today become one of the major players in the world film industry. Korean film achievements are dazzling, from Im Kwon-taek, Hong Sang-soo, Lee Chang-dong and Kim Ki-duk to major awards at the world’s major film festivals, as well as ‘Parasite’, which won the Oscar Best Picture for the first time as a non-English language film in 2020. And at the root of these dazzling Korean films are always Korean short films. The strengths of Korean short films are their intimate approach to various social issues in Korea, such as the nation’s division (South Korea and North Korea), dictatorship, and inequality, as well as their sharp eyes, originality, and diversity in making films that transcend genres. In this special program of ‘Korean Cinema: New Perspectives’, five recently awarded films from the Busan International Short Film Festival will be presented, showing the main trends of Korean short films. It consists of 4 fiction and 1 documentary, which are the highlights of Korean cinema. These are works where you can see various materials that guarantee the realism of genre trends such as family dissolution, immigration and illegal work, love and separation, and unique productions that reproduce each material. Lithuanian audiences looking for a film festival will be able to meet Korea and Koreans on the other side of the world through films.

– Sanghoon Lee, programme curator, programmer at Busan International Short Film Festival


Duration: 96 min.
Subtitles: Lithuanian/English
For audiences over 16 years old

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