Korean Fantastic: Features

Unknown Narrative: Skyrocket Junipers Under the Crescent

YANG Gun-young|Korea|2023|75min |World Premiere |15+

Code Time Theater Rate GV
533 7/3  19:30 - 20:45 CGV Sopung 4 15 GV
717 7/5  14:00 - 15:15 CGV Sopung 8 15
830 7/6  17:00 - 18:15 CGV Sopung 11 15 GV
533 7/3  19:30 - 20:45CGV Sopung 4
15  GV
717 7/5  14:00 - 15:15CGV Sopung 8
830 7/6  17:00 - 18:15CGV Sopung 11
15  GV

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Program Note

Gi-eun and Gi-un take painkillers because of the spinal problems. They sleep day and night due to the side effects. In dreams, they meet other 'Gi-' characters and experience strange lives. Gi-young is an action star in B-movies. Gi-sook is an elementary school teacher. And other Gi-s who is a painter, truck driver, dancer, and a dentist etc... After all, she/he meets their ‘real’ self in their deepest dream.

Program Note

From now on, the story we will encounter will be a story that no-one knows, or a story that no-one has heard yet. Gi-eun and Gi-un, who live their lives in bed due to spinal disorders, have been trapped in dreams every day since the side effects of medication began to plunge them into deep sleep. Unable to move freely, in their dreams, they become stuntmen or artists, experiencing lives they have never lived before and freely exploring various parts of the world, embarking on journeys to places they have never been to.
In order to forget the pain of reality, they consume even stronger medication but vomit it up, blurring the line between dreams and reality. Within the days where dreams become reality and reality becomes a dream, they transcend the limits of their physical bodies and, at some point, fall into a journey towards their deepest inner selves. It is a peculiar and beautiful journey for people who, instead of physical freedom, may have found true freedom of the mind.(MO Eun-young)



YANG Gun-young

At age 20, she moved to China to attend the Beijing Film Academy where she earned a BA in Cinematography. She also graduated from the Korean Academy of Film Arts, and American Film Institute with an MFA degree in Cinematography. After years of working as a DOP, she decided to direct her own story. Her short film Please Don't Ask Me Why (2019) was invited to the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2020. Unknown Narrative is her debut feature film.


Producer PARK Jong-chan
Screenplay YANG Gun-young
Cinematographer KIM Pyung-ki
Sound KIM Seung-jin
Music JEON Ji-min
Production Design LEE A-yeong
Cast JEONG Ha-dam, KIM Dae-gun, LEE Ju-won