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PROGRAM - Competition - Korean Competition

Korean Competition

The Night View of the Ocean in Yeosu

DIRECTOR JUNG Hyungsuk Korean CompetitionWorld Premiere
Nation Korea 2016115minDCPcolor Fiction
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After his production ended in failure, Jiseok, a theatre director in Seoul, comes to Yeosu both to run away from creditors and to rest his mind. While walking in the maritime park, he meets a woman.

  • Review

    Jiseok, a Seoul-based stage director, goes to Yeosu to avoid creditors after his work became a total failure. In the maritime park, he meets Mihee, who came from Seoul to open a cafe in Yeosu. Jiseok tells her that he’s here to work on his next production. When he offers to teach her writing, she lets him stay at her guesthouse in return. Donggon, who has strived to win Mihee’s heart, feels threatened to see the two getting close to each other.
    The Night View of the Ocean in Yeosu reminds of the scenes from Hong Sang-soo’s films: An intellectual male artist goes to an unfamiliar place, falls for a woman, and competes with another man to win her heart. However, what differentiate this film are the extreme optimism and the positive belief in the good that relationships form. The characters are stupidly kind, but the warm comedy makes us embrace them. [KIM Youngjin]

  • Credit

    Director JUNG Hyungsuk
    Screenplay JUNG Hyungsuk
    Producer JUNG Hyungsuk
    Cinematography KIM Seungrok
    Art Director JUNG Hyungsuk
    Editor PARK Chang-wook
    Music HONG Ji-yeon
    Cast JUNG Hyungsuk, LEE Jiyeon, LEE Hoyeon, LEE Eunkyung


JUNG Hyungsuk

Korean play writer, actor, scenario writer and producer. He has lectured about Arts & Cultural Management at graduate school of business, Hanyang university. He finished course at The Academy of Film Writing in 1988, Korea and began his career as a scenario writer. Also he produced and starred on play Catch Him and dozens of movies and plays. He won Youngjin-gong scenario award the grand prize for short screen scrips with his work 「Line」 in 1997, also won Keochang international Festival of Theartre for the best actor in 2014.