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15th
Korean Competition
A Fresh Start
Director_ JANG Woojin
Korea 2016 94min DCP color feature
Review

Finishing his military service, Jihyeon goes back to college, only to face difficult family issues and rumors to abolish departments of college he is belonged to. At a literary club meeting, Jihyeon meets Hyerin, who shares his concerns, and have an impulsive sex after the meeting.

After spending some awkward time, they meet again to deal with Hyerin’s pregnancy. They decide to have an abortion and travel to another city, but get kicked out from the clinic. When Hyerin loses her bag, they just give up their plan and starts traveling the neighboring east coast.

Many independent films in Korea have portrayed the depression and sense of loss of those in their 20s, but this film provides somewhat different styles. As shown in the scenes introducing Jihyeon’s everyday life in a convenience store and bringing comical descriptions now and then, this film does not filter the characters’lives through the lens of sympathy and instead presents the situations as unseasoned.

This film is a kind of road movie, but the main characters don’t find particularly new insight in the end. The lead characters appear to have used the last drop of their energy, but the world remains still cold about their situation and this coldness adds more mischievous humors. Perhaps Jihyeon and Hyerin will not be able to find the exit any time soon, but they can still expect a fresh start at the end of this dim road.

CREDIT
  • DirectorJANG Woojin
  • ScreenplayKIM Dahyeon
  • ProducerHWANG Jaesoon
  • CinematographyPARK Inbeom
  • Art DirectorKIM Hyeona
  • EditorJANG Woojin
CastWOO Jihyeon, LEE Hyerin, HEO Jaewon, KIM Minjoong
DIRECTOR
JANG Woojin
Born in 1985. Majored in film and moving image at Hongik University and film directing at Graduate School of Cinematic Content, Dankook University. Directed short A Day(2011) and A Fresh Start is his first feature.
Jeonju Office

(54999) 2F, Jeonju Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. (063)288-5433 F. (063)288-5411

Seoul Office

(06740) 2F, Kyeongwon Bldg., 56 Bawoomoe-ro 43, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

T. (02)2285-0562 F. (02)2285-0560

Jeonju Cine Complex

(54999)22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. (063)231-3377