The second director to be showcased in the KCCUK’s 2012: Year of the 12 Directors is E J-yong (이재용).
Short film synopses and some information on the director can be found here (courtesy of KCCUK).
Film screening dates and trailers:
- February 2nd: 정사 (Jeong Sa/An Affair, 1998) – It seems there is a (teaser) trailer available at the kmdb.com, but you have to register in order to access it. Darcy Paquet calls Jeong Sa “the darkest, loneliest feature of the year”.
- February 9th: 다세포 소녀 (Da-se-po So-nyeo/Dasepo Naughty Girls, 2006) – Again, a quote from Darcy Paquet (and an intriguing one at that), who describes the film – which is based on an internet novel – as an “odd and fascinating sort of utopian vision of modern Korea, though not the utopia that most Koreans would imagine for themselves”.
- February 16th: 스캔들 – 조선 남녀 상열지사 (Seukandeul – Joseon namnyeo sang’yeoljisa/Untold Scandal, 2003) – Trailer not subtitled. Another film based on a novel (Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos from 1782, translated as The Dangerous Liaisons), Joseon namnyeo sang’yeoljisa is “a notable example of fashioning a modern-day blockbuster from a completely unexpected set of ingredients”.
- February 23rd: 여배우들 (Yeobaewoodeul/Actresses, 2009) + Q&A with director – Trailer not subtitled. Quote: “[A] well executed character-centered comedy, but the difference here is that the characters are bigger than the film itself”.