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The End

The End

Synopsis

Director

At the end of their lives four, socially discriminated persons come face to face with a mystical mountain across untouched wilderness. Young student has been forced to prostitute herself in order to pay for her tuition and comes tragically face to face with a group of local bullies who don’t restrain themselves from ferocious methods in order to protect their turf. A middle aged couple of a man and a woman are forced to quit their jobs losing both income and dignity, and continuing to meet their ends in a desolated tent. A group of high school youngsters ready to enter adulthood are met with tough decisions either to follow what is expected of them by the society, or what their hearts call out for. Although unconnected, all four groups end at the mountain where they will stand face to face with a caring yet cruel and unknown force.

Korea’s indie maverick, and the PÖFF best director awarded Jeon Kyu-hwan returns to his roots in an abstract, and religiously symbolic exploration of the issues within the present Korean society – rapidly increasing social stratification, unemployment, prostitution, drug trafficking and the cruelty and ruthlessness of an often ignorant class society. The abstract drama, inspired by Nietzsche and Platon, will sacrifice a coherent dramaturgical narrative for the forceful sequence of emotion and symbolic driven scenes which will certainly hammer home the tragedy often embedded in the most basic structures of everyday life.

Kyu-hwan Jeon

(b. 1965) wrote and directed his first feature film, „Mozart Town“, in 2008 (screened in competition programme ­EurAsia at PÖFF). In 2009, he wrote and directed „Animal Town“ (also screened at PÖFF), his second feature. His last segment from „Town“ series, „Dance Town“ was also screened at the PÖFF in 2011. In 2012, Jeon unveiled „The Weight“ at Venice, where it picked up the Queer Lion before appearing at numerous other festivals including Busan and PÖFF where he picked up the Best Director prize. His „Angry Painter“ (2015) was first Korean-Estonian co-production which screened also in PÖFF.

Filmography

  • Mozart Town (Mozarti linn, PÖFF 2008)
  • Animal Town (Loomade linn, PÖFF 2009)
  • Dance Town (Tantsude linn, PÖFF 2011)
  • Baranasi (From Seoul to Varanasi, 2011)
  • The Weight (Taak, PÖFF 2012)
  • My Boy (2014)
  • Angry Painter (Vihane kunstnik, PÖFF 2015)
  • The End (2017)

Schedule

21.11.2017
21:30 - 23:15
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 050604
Guests (3)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Kyu-hwan Jeon, Hyejung Cho, Producer Miae Choi
23.11.2017
19:15 - 21:00
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 5
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 071203
Guests (3)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Kyu-hwan Jeon, Hyejung Cho, Producer Miae Choi
26.11.2017
16:00 - 17:45
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 10
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 100701
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Forum

Film info

Country: South Korea
Year: 2017
Duration: 105 minutes
Language: Korean
Director: Kyu-hwan Jeon
Producer:  Miae Choi
Writer:  Kyu-hwan Jeon
DOP: Hak-bae Kim
Productions: Treefilm Co., Ltd.

Synopsis

Director

At the end of their lives four, socially discriminated persons come face to face with a mystical mountain across untouched wilderness. Young student has been forced to prostitute herself in order to pay for her tuition and comes tragically face to face with a group of local bullies who don’t restrain themselves from ferocious methods in order to protect their turf. A middle aged couple of a man and a woman are forced to quit their jobs losing both income and dignity, and continuing to meet their ends in a desolated tent. A group of high school youngsters ready to enter adulthood are met with tough decisions either to follow what is expected of them by the society, or what their hearts call out for. Although unconnected, all four groups end at the mountain where they will stand face to face with a caring yet cruel and unknown force.

Korea’s indie maverick, and the PÖFF best director awarded Jeon Kyu-hwan returns to his roots in an abstract, and religiously symbolic exploration of the issues within the present Korean society – rapidly increasing social stratification, unemployment, prostitution, drug trafficking and the cruelty and ruthlessness of an often ignorant class society. The abstract drama, inspired by Nietzsche and Platon, will sacrifice a coherent dramaturgical narrative for the forceful sequence of emotion and symbolic driven scenes which will certainly hammer home the tragedy often embedded in the most basic structures of everyday life.

Kyu-hwan Jeon

(b. 1965) wrote and directed his first feature film, „Mozart Town“, in 2008 (screened in competition programme ­EurAsia at PÖFF). In 2009, he wrote and directed „Animal Town“ (also screened at PÖFF), his second feature. His last segment from „Town“ series, „Dance Town“ was also screened at the PÖFF in 2011. In 2012, Jeon unveiled „The Weight“ at Venice, where it picked up the Queer Lion before appearing at numerous other festivals including Busan and PÖFF where he picked up the Best Director prize. His „Angry Painter“ (2015) was first Korean-Estonian co-production which screened also in PÖFF.

Filmography

  • Mozart Town (Mozarti linn, PÖFF 2008)
  • Animal Town (Loomade linn, PÖFF 2009)
  • Dance Town (Tantsude linn, PÖFF 2011)
  • Baranasi (From Seoul to Varanasi, 2011)
  • The Weight (Taak, PÖFF 2012)
  • My Boy (2014)
  • Angry Painter (Vihane kunstnik, PÖFF 2015)
  • The End (2017)