Sleepless Night and As the Flames Rose
Presented in collaboration with the Korea Society
South Korea. Dir. Jang Kun-jae. 2012, 65 mins. DCP. With Kim Soo-hyun, Kim Joo-ryeong. The winner of both the Audience and Best Korean Film prizes at the JeonjuInternational Film Festival, this second feature from young director Jang (Eighteen) is an intimate portrait of a working-middle-class married couple in their early thirties struggling through daily trials and facing the decision of whether to start a family. Finely directed with deceptively simple performances, this short feature is an intense pleasure to experience.
As the Flames Rose
Portugal. Dir. João Rui Guerra da Mata. 2012, 26 mins. DCP.With João Pedro Rodrigues. On the phone in his dark bedroom, a man relives the end of a turbulent affair, while across town, the city burns.
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