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Jeonju film fest announces winners

May 10,2019
The Grand Prize winners of the 20th Jeonju International Film Festival were “From Tomorrow On, I Will,” co-directed by Ivan Markovic and Wu Linfeng, and “Scattered Night” from co-directors Kim Sol and Lee Ji-hyoung.

The festival wraps up on Saturday, but the award ceremony was on Wednesday evening at the city’s Korea Traditional Culture Center.

The international competition winner “From Tomorrow On, I Will” is co-director Markovic’s second feature and his first fiction film. The movie depicts a janitor saying farewell to his roommate. The film was praised for its detailed framing and unique camerawork.

Korean film “Scattered Night” tells a story of a family falling apart from the perspective of a 10-year-old child named Su-min.

“I couldn’t believe it when I was nominated for the competition and now I’ve received a prize,” Lee said.

“I thank co-director Kim, the cast, and the staff members and will continue to work passionately.”

Director Kim especially thanked her family for their support, as the movie was filmed in their home.

The International Competition’s Best Picture Prize went to “Homing,” which is about a man with two opposite personalities. The Special Jury Prize was given to Kavich Neang’s “Last Night I Saw You Smiling,” a documentary showing the process of Phnom Penh’s symbolic White Building being demolished.

In the Korean Competition for short films, director Lee Sang-whan’s “Parterre” received the Grand Prize. The director of “Leo,” Lee Deok-chan, was named Best Director and director Lee Woo-dong’s “Sick” was given the special jury prize.

By Lee Jae-lim