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Animal Town (애니멀 타운)

애니멀 타운 (Ae-ni-meol Ta-woon)

Directed by Jeon Kyu-hwan (전규환)

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97min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
Hyeong-do, the head of a small printing company, hears that the kid who stole his motorcycle died in a traffic accident. Seong-cheul is a convicted pedophile who starts driving a cab after his salary from a construction site went unpaid. The uneventful daily lives of the two men in the depressing city are interrupted by a wild boar sighting. The description of a heartless city life and the shocking ending deliver a chilling blow.

Film Festivals
2010 (11th) Jeonju International Film Festival - April 29-May 7 - Cinemascape: Korean Cinema Showcase
2010 (4th) Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival - August 18-24 - Butterfly
2010 (12th) Cinemanila International Film Festival - December 1-5

Awards
Movie College Award - 2010 (4th) Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival - August 18-24

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  • Feature profile - From Seoul to Varanasi

    2012/02/10, Source,
    Set for an international premiere in the Berlinale Panorama section, director Jeon Kyu-hwan's "From Seoul to Varanasi" has been re-edited since its world premiere in Busan. Kim Seong-hoon met with Jeon's producer CHOI Mi-Ae to talk about their work together and profile the film. - Photograph by CHOI Sung-yeol Treefilm, the production company of upcoming Berlinale Panorama film "From Seoul to Varanasi", was founded by producer CHOI Mi-Ae and director Jeon Kyu-hwan. Together they made the "Town Trilogy" of "Mozart Town" (2008), "Animal Town" (2009) and "Dance Town" (2010) which travelled to numerous international film festivals including San Sebastian, Hong Kong and Torino. They are now in production for Jeon's next film entitled "Moogae" in Korean, meaning "weight",...More
  • KoreanFilm.org's Top Korean films of 2011 by Darcy Paquet

    2012/01/14, Source,
    Each year I assemble my top 10 list out of the Korean films that have been released in theaters over the previous 12 months. The small independent films that I catch at the Busan or Jeonju film festivals may not be released by December, but they generally do get a small commercial release within a year or two, so I can include them in a later list.This year, however, I came across a great film that may end up not getting a commercial release, so I squeezed it in where #10 would normally go. I was racking my brain over that #10 slot anyway,...More
  • Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today at the MoMA

    2011/09/16, Source,
    Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today will start on Sept. 22 and last through Oct. 2. This year, we are pleased to welcome back Lim Soon-rye, South Korea's most highly regarded female filmmaker, to The Korea Society for the Opening Night's screening of "Rolling Home with a Bull" (2010), which follows a young man's forlorn life as a failed poet and unemployed bachelor who winds up taking an unexpected journey throughout the country with his father's cvherished bull and making a series of peculiar run-ins. This year's Yeonghwa series will also have a special focus on director Jeon Kyu-hwan, whose Town Trilogy films--"Mozart Town" (2008), "Animal Town" (2009) and "Dance Town" (2010)-examines various human lives that exist in Seoul's urban landscape, including those of an African laborer, a Russian exchange student, a reformed pedophile, a North Korean defector, and a dejected print-shop owner. Jeon's Town Trilogy critiques the "town" of Seoul from a sociological auteur's perspective,...More
  • Seoul stripped bare-naked: director Jeon reveals urban barbarism

    2011/03/21, Source,
    By Lee  Hyo-won A child molester, unable to suppress his desires, tries to commit suicide; a North Korean refugee becomes disillusioned in the land of promise; and migrant workers suffer in hushed silence. Jeon Kyu-hwan has made a name on the international cinema circuit with films featuring red-hot taboos, but he doesn't seem to mind being reputed for mixing controversy into the creative process,...More
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