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JANG Kun-jae

JANG Kun-jae

Jang Kun-jae is a Korean independent filmmaker. In 2009 he took on his own story with his feature directorial debut, Eighteen (2009); which won the Dragons and Tigers Award at Vancouver International Film Festival 2009, the Nuovo Cinema Award at Pesaro Film Festival 2010, and was in official selection at Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires and more than 15 other international film festivals. His second feature, Sleepless Night (2012), a semi-autobiographical story about his married life, was released in over twenty countries, as well as receiving prizes and awards at Jeonju International Film Festival 2012, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012, and Nantes Festival des 3 Continents 2012. His third feature, A Midsummer’s Fantasia (2014), co- produced with Japanese filmmaker Kawase Naomi, was an indie hit in Korea in the summer of 2015, gathering an audience of more than 36,000; an extraordinary achievement for an independent film. The film has been hailed as ‘one of the most accomplished in modern Korean cinema’, and various film critics, journalists, film associations and cinema audiences ranked the film as one of the top 10 films of 2015.

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A Midsummer’s Fantasia

2014 / Korea, Japan / Feature / 96 min

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JANG Kun-jae

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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.

Sleepless Night

2012 / KOREA / Feature / 65 min

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JANG Kun-jae

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Hyunsoo and Joohee in their 30s have been married for 2 years. Hyunsoo is working for a anchovy processing factory, and Joohee is a Yoga trainer. Their wedding anniversary is coming in a few days.

Eighteen

2009 / KOREA / Feature / 95 min

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JANG Kun-jae

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Tae-Hoon and Mi-Jung are both eighteen and in love. During winter break they go to the beach to celebrate their 100 days together as a couple. But once they come back from their trip, they are forced by their parents to never see each other until they become college students. Mi-Jung begins to avoid Tae-Hoon afterwards. And Tae-Hoon begins to wander around Mi-Jung. Winter turns to spring, and Tae-Hoon and Mi-Jung both turn nineteen.


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