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Director: KIM Young-jo (김영조)

2022|Korea|116min|Language: Korean|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue Guest
3/13 Mon 19:10 Cine Libre Umeda 4
3/16 Thu 14:25 Cine Libre Umeda 4
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KIM Ji-seok (김지석)

On May 18, 2017, KIM Jiseok, co-founder and head programmer of the Busan International Film Festival, passed away unexpectedly while attending the Cannes Film Festival. “Jiseok” is a documentary that doubles as a commemoration of Kim Jiseok and also as a document of his unexpected death, the events and political pressure he endured leading up to it, and the reactions of the international film community to his passing.

By using his Facebook postings as a guide, the film traces the genesis of the festival as well as his presence around the world as he strived to make Busan the centre of Asian films. This brings together a whole host of leading filmmakers, such as KORE-EDA Hirokazu and Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, who recall warm memories of a man who dedicated his life to cinema and lifting up filmmakers.

[Jason MAHER]

Director KIM Young-jo
Producer KIM Dong-baek