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14th
Korean Film Competiton
LEBANON EMOTION
Director_ Jung Young-heon
Korea 2013 106min DCP color feature
Review

The landscape seen in this film which traverses a city and a rural village is desolate and empty. A woman is on the run and a man chases her. The two of them come across another man. That is the premise of the film but it’s very hard to deliver the narrative correctly with a few sentences. To be brutally frank, the film has many gaps that are not properly explained and it makes one wonder if it had to be made into a film after all unless as an over-artsy attempt. Meaning, the film has potential to be severely misunderstood. But one can’t help but agree with the director’s desire to reach a state of strong and pure emotion which cannot be portrayed within the frame of the narrative and it is done with perfection thanks to the Jung’s direction. The film creates its own self-value in the territory of independent cinema as it focuses on emotions that are not explained logically and the despair one feels at the failure of communication with others. This is done within the framework of a mismatched love relationship between a man and a woman. The director’s intention which cannot be explained with words is seen in the silences and between the lines in the film. The director’s pure passion to capture the depth of emotions can be felt as it crosses the boundary of cinematic art and reaches our hearts. One could argue that the emotion being portrayed is empty in itself but many would feel empathy towards the unique atmosphere of this film, full of symbolic images of despair, as it uses various cliches of art house cinema in bringing to life seemingly meaningless events and the vacuum of emotion in it.

CREDIT
  • DirectorJUNG Young-heon
  • ScreenplayJUNG Young-heon
  • ProducerSONG Hye-jin
  • CinematographyLEE Jin-keun
  • Art DirectorSONG Hye-jin
  • EditorJUNG Young-heon
  • MusicJUNG Young-heon
CastCHOI Sung-ho, KIM Jin-wook, JANG Won-young, KIM Jae-koo
DIRECTOR
Jung Young-heon
Graduated Korean Academy of Film Arts, Jung Young-heon participated in several commercial features as an assistant director and worked as a director of cinematography on several pictures. His short Hard-boiled Jesus won Best Director Prize at Korean Short Film Competition of 2012 Jeonju IFF.
Jeonju Office

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Seoul Office

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JEONJU Cine Complex

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

T. +82 (0)63 231 3377