The 37th Busan International Short Film Festival presents three opening films: one from this year’s Guest Country Belgium, one noteworthy Asian film, and one Korean Film.
The first film, 《The Golden Legend》, features in the “Belgium Panorama” program. The film offers oddly peculiar and fast-paced images that dominate the mind of a psychiatric patient as if they are museum displays, revealing a dense collection of cursed musicians, murderers, fairground freaks, paranoiac revolutionaries, bygone artists, and recluses.
Coming from India, the second film is 《Tungrus》, presented in the “Curtain Call” program. Both hilarious and entertaining while also detailing a very unique case of home invasion and emotional abuse, this short documentary about the special bond between humans and their pets enjoyed a stellar festival run following its world premiere at the 2018 Visions du Réel International Film Festival in Nyon (Switzerland).
The third film is 《ID Card》, which was selected as the “2020 BISFF Short Film Project”. This film is about the existential crisis that an individual goes through at work. Calmly contemplating today’s Korea, it shows how mutual understanding and solidarity between people disappear under the capitalistic system.
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