A Midsummer´s Fantasia
A Korean Film director, Kim Taehoon plans to shoot his new film in a small local city called Gojo, Japan. He travels with his assistant director, Park Mijeong to do research prior to scriptwriting. They travel through several villages that are declining, and interview some local residents there. Most people say there is nothing special about Gojo. Along the way, Kim and Park meet a municipal official, Yusuke and a middle-aged man, Kenji, and are deeply impressed by their stories. The night before director Kim is to leave Japan, having a strange dream, he wakes up in the middle of night, and looks up at the night sky in Gojo.
Proposed by a Japanese film director, Naomi Kawase, I was going to make my new feature in a small city in Nara prefecture, Japan. I met various people on the road, listened to their various stories, and wrote them in my travel diary. This film is another form of the record of my travel.
Director: Jang Kunjae
96 mins/ South Korea & Japan // 2014
Cast: Kim Saebyuk, Iwase Ryo,
Date: Sunday March 22nd
Time: 3 PM
Location: Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.
***Special screening of short film Angelus Novus before main feature film