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The 1st
PyeongChang International
Peace Film Festival

August. 16(Fri) - 20(Tue)

PyeongChang X GangNeung

Program

Check out various films of the 1st PyeongChang International Peace Film Festival.

Opening Film

Bird

YUN Hyeong-gu, an ornithologist more than 80 years old, had a son who went missing about 40 years ago. One day, he spots a Siberian common starling flying from Japan to North Korea. Puzzled by the fact that this bird species does not inhabit in Japan, he decides to further investigate it and eventually discovers that it was sent by his son living in South Korea. After confirming his son is still alive, he begins a research project on migratory birds in collaboration with his son by bypassing Japan. Along the way, they find an opportunity to reunite with each other decades after separation.

POV: Refugee on Earth

City Plaza Hotel

Zhenos lives with her sisters in the City Plaza Hotel, which is occupied and run by refugees in the centre of Athens. She is only 11 years old, but she has already seen so much devastation. With her family, she escaped the armed conflict in Afghanistan. Very far away from their home, they are in limbo, not knowing where they will live, learn the language of a strange country, fearing whether they will be evicted by the police at any moment. Everyday life in this hotel with thousands of doors. Zhenos’ dreams are filled with memories of Afghanistan turning into a nightmare.

 

Summer Breeze

Swing Kids

Rebellious Ki-soo from North Korea is mesmerized by tap dance in prison camps. Ki-soo joins as a team member of a dance team called ‘Swing Kids.’ Yet suddenly, their dreams about dancing in prison camps are put in danger.

 

PIPFF Choice

Hairy

A teenage girl wants to hide her intimate relationship with her girlfriend with lots of body hair and begins to obsess over removing body hair herself.

 

Opening Film

Birds

Yun Hyeong-gu, an ornithologist more than 80 years old, had a son who went missing about 40 years ago. One day, he spots a Ddaurian Starling common starling flying from Japan to North Korea. Puzzled by the fact that this bird species does not inhabit in Japan, he decides to further investigate it and eventually discovers that it was sent by his son living in South Korea. After confirming his son is still alive, he begins a research project on migratory birds in collaboration with his son by bypassing Japan. Along the way, they find an opportunity to reunite with each other decades after separation.

Spectrum

Progress in the Valley of the People Who Don't Know

Overshadowed by weekly, racist demonstrations in East Germany former factory workers of the German Democratic Republic come together with Syrian refugees. They embark on a self-taught immigration course to share the memories of their lost homelands.

 

Reflection: Korean Action Films After the Division

Joint Security Area

Two North Korean soldiers are killed in the DMZ at a North Korean border house, before Sergeant Lee Soo-hyeok, a South Korean soldier on border duties, attempts to flee back to the South Korean side. The southern troops rescue him, while the gunfire erupts and, two days later, the fragile relationship between the two Koreas depends on a special investigation conducted by Swiss Army Major Sophie E. Jean on behalf of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission. As Sergeant Lee Soo-hyeok has confessed to the shootings, Sophie investigates why the two Koreas have contradicting accounts of events.

Reflection: Korean Action Films After the Division

Welcome to Dongmakgol

Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among the villagers who know nothing about the war.

 

Beyond Line,
Become One
Toward Peace

Beyond Line, Become One.
Pull together toward Peace.

Follwed by 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics stunned the world, the 1st PyeongChang international Peace Film Festival will be launched.