Jude CHUN South Korea 80 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language) Asian Premiere
Undercurrent – Double Bill
This film will be screened together with Eventide
A hilarious, moving and whimsical speculative fiction about our yearning for belonging and connection in a world that looks increasingly less like home.
1993: South Korea begins to democratise. UFOs suddenly appear, hovering over cities across the world. 29 years later, a filmmaker interviews subjects from all over who (re)connect with people from the past and future in their dreams. Others, no longer feeling they belong on Earth, find solace in UFO cults. Meanwhile, the nation sees a wave of ridiculously petty assaults by ‘aliens’ on humans (or is it the other way round?).
Alternating between sci-fi mockumentary and absurdist comedy, the film offers a hilarious, quirky and surprisingly moving portrait of the Korean millennial psyche. If you have ever experienced apocalyptic anxiety, cosmic homelessness, or yearned for a borderless utopia, this is for you!
Jude CHUN is a Korean-Canadian filmmaker based in Seoul. A successful director of music videos and commercials, Chun’s breakthrough in film came with The Time Agent (2016), which was named Best Short Film at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. Unidentified is his first feature.
Key points to note
The total programme rating for DOUBLE BILL- Unidentified + Eventide, is PG13 (Some Coarse Language).