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  • Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema
  • 18th Jeonju IFF
  • jeonju
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  • -6.0℃
    맑음 45%
PROGRAM - Korea Cinemascape

Korea Cinemascape

State-authorized Textbook

DIRECTOR BAEK Seungwoo Korea CinemascapeWorld Premiere
Nation Korea 2017101minHDcolor Documentary
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Soonae who celebrates her birthday, an old man who opens a bakery to support his
granddaughter, and Su-mi who hits the road with two guys. An omnibus of three people
who once had shining youth.

  • Review

    For the past a few years, Korean society has faced crisis with Park Geunhye and government national affair’s State-authorized Textbook policy. Regardless of strong opposition the policy was forcefully announced but has not implemented. Director Baek Seungu calmly questions, “In 21st century that we live in why do we have to accept this State-authorized Textbook?” His question surprisingly goes in depth with Korea’s current modern history society and drew attentions of historians. Unlike its dry title, State-authorized Textbook is a documentary that carries its dynamic configurations of beauty. It also concludes how this imitation became very important in current Democratic society. Raising a dispute from his Project Cheonan Ship in 2013, Baek Seungu’s way of directing became much sharper than before. [KIM Youngjin]

  • Credit

    Director BAEK Seungwoo
    Screenplay BAEK Seungwoo
    Producer CHUNG Jiyoung
    Cinematography BAEK Seungwoo
    Art Director BAEK Seungwoo


BAEK Seungwoo

He directed, filmed and edited his first feature film Project Cheonan Ship(2013). It was screened at Korea Cinemascape of the 14th Jeonju international film festival.