Schedule

Code
425
Time
7/7  17:00 - 18:07
Theater
CGV Sopung 8
Rate
15
Event
Guest Visit
Code
805
Time
7/11  11:00 - 12:07
Theater
CGV Sopung 8
Rate
15
Event
Guest Visit

Unless following Subtitle code is marked, all films will have English subtitles
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Korean Fantastic: Features

Base Station

PARK Syeyoung, YEON Yeji|Korea|2024|67min |World Premiere |15+

Schedule

Code
425
Time
7/7  17:00 - 18:07
Theater
CGV Sopung 8
Rate
15
Event
Guest Visit
Code
805
Time
7/11  11:00 - 12:07
Theater
CGV Sopung 8
Rate
15
Event
Guest Visit

Unless following Subtitle code is marked, all films will have English subtitles
별아이콘Notice of No English-Subtitle

Program Note

If the previous work, The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra (2022), was clad in the skin of a monster movie, Base Station can be described as an SF black comedy. Eden believes that her younger brother Hyunho is suffering from 'electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome' and flees to escape electromagnetic waves. However, even in the mountains, Hyunho's condition does not improve. They merely continue a life isolated from society. In PARK Syeyoung's films, something is always being transported. It could be second-hand trade goods (Cashback), live fish for a gang boss (Godspeed), a mattress where moldy life forms grow, or simply a gaze (Vertigo). In Base Station, what is being transported is intangible, the invisible waves of 'electromagnetic waves' themselves. Eden tries to escape the invisible with Hyunho. However, the first scene of the film, as they head into the mountains, subtly reveals that the electromagnetic waves are pursuing the siblings as if possessed by ghosts. The world ghostly haunted by invisible electromagnetic waves is depicted through the unique energy of director PARK Syeyoung and YEON Yeji, who also stars in the film. (PARK Dong-soo)

Director

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PARK Syeyoung, YEON Yeji

PARK Syeyoung, born in 1996, is a filmmaker based in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from Korea National University of Arts Film major (BFA), Video Arts major (MFA). His first feature film The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra (2022) won three awards at the Bucheon Film Festival, a Best Director Award at the Seoul Independent Film Festival, a special Jury Mention at Fantasia Film Festival, competed at Sitges Film Festival, Berlin Intl Film Festival Critic’s Week. YEON Yeji creates through film, music and movement- shifting between the roles of being a subject and an object therein. Her feature Artificial Meditation (2020) was invited to several domestic and international film festivals that year and successfully screened.

Credit

Producer
PARK Syeyoung, YEON Yeji
Screenplay
PARK Syeyoung, YEON Yeji
Cinematographer
PARK Syeyoung
Editor
PARK Syeyoung, YEON Yeji
Sound
PARK Syeyoung, YEON Yeji
Music
YEON Yeji
Production Design
YEON Yeji
Cast
YEON Yeji, WOO Yohan, LIM Young Woo
Sales
YEON Yeji