Program Event

Mega Talk | NA Moon-hee, the Diva of the Genres

Date June 28 (Fri), After 17:00 "I Can Speak" screening
Venue CGV Sopoong 3
It is impossible to talk about the history of Korean comedy films without mentioning actress Na Mun-hee, a national treasure whom Korean audiences truly love. A discussion on her acting performances, starting with The Quiet Family, Mission Possible: Kidnapping Granny K, Miss Granny and I Can Speak.
Moderator: Jay Sohn (Culture Critic)
Panel: SHIM Hye-gyeong (Movie Researcher)

Mega Talk | Gorgeous, Charming, Dangerous KIM Hye Soo

Date June 28 (Fri), After 18:00 "Tazza: The High Rollers" screening
Venue Bucheon City Hall, Main Theater (2F)
Since she first appeared on our screens, actress Kim Hye-soo has been a shining light at the fore front of Korean films. A discussion will take place on her representative work Tazza: The High Rollers, and the contribution made by director Choi Dong-hoon. The movie will be screened to audiences at BIFAN.
Moderator: KIM Hye-ri (Editor/Cine 21)
Panel: KIM Hye-soo (Actress), Choi Dong-hoon(Director)

Mega Talk | Women in Comedy

Date June 28 (Fri), After 20:00 "Nine to Five" screening
Venue CGV Sopoong 5
Comedian Kim Sook’s declaration that 'happiness means a woman's laughter is loud enough for all to hear' was a national sensation in 2016, due to an old-fashioned belief that women should laugh secretly to appear more lady-like. Once the outgoing feminist comedy Nine to Five screening has ended, there will be a talk about the relationship between comedy and women, along with an in-depth discussion on the importance of the ‘Funny Girls’ special exhibition at this year’s BIFAN.
Panel: SON Hui-jeong (Culture Critic)

Mega Talk | Comedy of the 1990's in Korea

Date June 29 (Sat), After 15:00 "How to Top My Wife" screening
Venue CGV Sopoong 3
The 1990's, regarded as a new renaissance in Korean film, was the era of planned productions and comedy, and also the era of outstanding female actresses and producers. Producer Shim Jae-myung has worked in the heart of the Korean film industry on numerous titles, including Joint Security Area, Forever The Moment, Architecture and Cart. She is planning to talk about the 1990’s Korean film industry discussing topics such as Korean films, romantic comedies, and actress Choi Jin-sil.
Moderator: Jay Sohn (Culture Critic)
Panel: Shim Jae-myeong (Film Producer/Myungfilms)

Mega Talk | Queer/Cinema/Comedy

Date June 30 (Sun), After 18:00 "But I"m a Cheerleader" screening
Venue CGV Bucheon 5
Independent films opened up a new chapter for Queer Cinema in the 1990s. While 'New Queer Cinema' began with the appearance of a 'queer' movie that rejected heteronormativity, at the same time comedy movies such as Go Fish and But I'm a Cheerleader expanded the spectrum of queer cinema. The discussion will center on the important role comedy played in ‘New Queer Cinema’.
Moderator: Jay Sohn (Culture Critic)
Panel: Cho Hye-young (Film Critic)

Mega Talk | Persona, To Each their LEE Ji-eun

Date June 29 (Sat), After 18:00 "Persona" screening
Venue Korea Manhwa Museum
Four directors, Lee Kyung-mi, Im Pil-sung, Jeon Go-woon and Kim Jong-kwan, well known for their exertions in the Korean film world, have imagined their own stories through one actor. Actress, Lee Ji-eun, shows four different characters totally distinctive from her popular musical act as IU. Netflix original series Persona will be first shown on the big screen at BIFAN. Please enjoy this discussion surrounding the movie and the characters portrayed.

Mega Talk | The 20th Anniversary of Memento Mori - Meet Again

Date June 30 (Sun), After 17:30 "Memento Mori" screening
Venue Korea Manhwa Museum
Memento Mori’ is one of the most successful and beloved horror series in Korean film. To mark the 20th anniversary of the movie’s opening, a digital remastering of the original will be released. Members of the team who worked on the film will reunite after 20 years to talk about making the movie, and what it has meant to them.

Mega Talk | Fab Movies vs. Fab Fan: Ghostbusters Re-boot

Date June 30 (Sun), After 20:30 "Ghostbusters" screening
Venue CGV Bucheon 6
Ghostbusters is leading the female comedy boom after a feminist reboot. Why are female audiences enthusiastic about this film? Is it because of the outrageously fabulous Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon, 'Thor' who plays an idiotic secretary, or is there another reason? We’ll have a discussion with Jeje, editor of SUBUSU News.
Moderator: Jay Sohn
Panel: Jeje(Program Editor/SUBUSU NEWS)

* This event will be held in Korean only.

Mega Talk | Desperately Talking about Romantic Comedy

Date June 30 (Sun), After 15:00 "Romantic Comedy" screening
Venue CGV Bucheon 5
Is romantic comedy a sugarcoated poison pill or an outlet for women’s dreams and desires? After the screening of the documentary, Romantic Comedy, director Elizabeth Sankey and producer James Warmsley will discuss their film and the romantic comedy genre as a whole.
Panel: Elizabeth SANKEY (Director), Jeremy Warmsley (Producer)

Mega Talk | The Earth is Mine: Original Beastly Creatures

Date July 3 (Wed), After 20:00 "Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris" screening
Venue CGV Sopoong 4
Kaneko Shusuke, director of the Heisei Gamera Trilogy, which heralded a new dawn of monsters movies, discusses the production and directing processes of his movies. Find out what makes the monster movie genre so intriguing to audiences and gain insights as to why the genre has begun to penetrate into Hollywood.
Panel: Kaneko Shusuke (Director)

* Korean-Japanese translation will be provided.

Lecture | The Genealogy of Détournement

Date June 29 (Sat), After 13:00 "Can Dialectics Break Bricks?" screening
Venue Bucheon City Hall, Fantastic Cube (1F)
The French situational film Can Dialectics Break Bricks? is famous for using the Hong Kong action film Crush as an original text. However, the beginning of Crush leads back to the Korean action film The Right Way. How did the Korean action film The Right Way go to Hong Kong and then to France, only to return as a Korean film? After the screening of Can Dialectics Break Bricks? a lecture will be held by film critic Yoo Un-seong discussing one of the most interesting examples of détournement in Korean film history.
Panel: Yoo Un-Seong (Film Critic)

* This event will be held in Korean only.


Date June 30 (Sun), After 13:00 "Memory: Origins of Alien" screening
Venue Bucheon City Hall, Fantastic Cube (1F)
Director Alexandre O. Philippe, who has made a new film that peaks behind the curtain of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece Alien, as well as the unique documentaries 78/52, The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus and Doc of the Dead, will make himself available to BIFAN attendees to discuss his film history.
Panel: Alexandre O. Philippe (Director)

Masterclass | A Master of Light & Shadow, KIM Woo-hyung: The D.P. of The Little Drummer Girl

Date July 2 (Tue) 18:00
Venue Bucheon Art Bunker B39 1F MMH
Director of Photography Kim Woo-hyung will share his experience working on the set of The Little Drummer Girl, director Park Chan-wook’s first BBC drama series. His wonderful shots won the Photography & Lighting Award at the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Panel: KIM Woo-hyung (Cinematographer)

* Free admission

Talk Concert | Future of Humans and Robot

Date June 29 (Sat) 14:00 ~ 16:00
Venue CGV Bucheon 8
As part of the robot special exhibition, robot experts from a variety of fields will hold a robot talk concert. Director Lee Ho-jae (of the film Robot, Sori: Voice from the heart), and author Umm Yoon-sul (editor of monthly magazine 「Robot」) and designer of America's Humanoid Robot CHARLI will have time to review robot films and talk about ‘the future of humans and robots’.
Panel: Lee Ho-jae (Director), Umm Yoon-sul (Kinetic Artist, Robot Designer)

* Free admission
* This event will be held in Korean only.