FROM SEOUL TO VARANASI

Korea, South, 2011, 98 min
Section: Сompetition
18+

Screenings

  • Sept. 23, 2012, 12:00, Ocean cinema, Ocean hall
  • Sept. 23, 2012, 21:00, Ocean cinema, Ocean hall

Synopsis

Youngwu, has lead a dull married life with Jiyoung for more than ten years, now having an affair with Suyeon, a writer contracted with his own publishing company. Once Jiyoung gets in an accident, and meets Kerim, a young Muslim illegally living in Seoul, which leads them on another dangerous affair. After Kerim gets deported, and leaves for Varanasi without any notice. Jiyoung desperately looks for him in the city. A few days later, Youngwu happens to see Jiyoung on the TV news, covered in ash, coming out of a restaurant that has been bombed by terrorists in Varanasi. Youngwu starts to investigate his wife’s whereabouts.

  • Director: JEON Kyu-hwan

    Jeon Kyu-hwan Was born in South Korea, in 1965. He received favorable reviews for his debut feature Mozart Town (2008). With his unique vision portraying the urban landscapes and characters, it received widespread recognition at international film festivals. His second film Animal Town (2009) has also swept many festivals after its premiere at the 57th San Sebastian IFF. Completing his Town Trilogy with Dance Town (2010) that was accepted for Panorama at the 61st Berlinale, he has been critically acclaimed to have shown a capacity as a master of cinematic arts.

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