Jeonju, a Korean Town
by Claire Alby
South Korea, France
Director: Claire Alby
Screenplay: Claire Alby, Thomas Vuillemot
Cinematographer: Gilles Magne
Editing: Karine Germain
Sound: So Jeong-hee
Production: Les Films de la Découverte, Interscoop, Jeonju MBC
Les Films de la Découverte
125 Bd Diderot
Beta Num, Color, 52 min,
OV South Korean with French subtitles
Claire Alby followed several persons in their daily lives: a journalist from the MBC channel, film maker Lee Sang-Yeon during his shooting about Jeonju international film festival, city mayor Mr. Hajin Song’s daily routine in the township and his private domain as an artist, young French PHD Thomas Vuillemot finding the last witnesses of the Japanese occupation and ‘feminine’ professors of Chon Buk national university.
Recording gestures, glances, conversations and silences between the protagonists, the director makes her “story “of Korea, a complex painful one in the line with every street of Jeonju, still waiting to be deciphered, analyzed and conveyed.