Other Jeonju DIgital Project 2009 films: Butterflies Have No Memories by Lav Diaz and Lost in the Mountains by Sang-soo Hong. From the director of 2 WAYS presented at the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum
Back to seventy years ago, Koma was just the same, calm village holding the terraced rice fields. A man who visited the village for work found peace in hospitality by the husband and wife and their baby at a wealthy farmer’s home, and they reminded him of his child he left at home. That night, the baby suffered from strong fever, and he ran holding the farmer’s baby to the doctor over the hills, saving the little life. The wealthy farmer presented a scroll picture to the man as a token of appreciation. He felt a slight reminiscence that he once might have seen, in his own country, this honorable man with a gem in his hand. Because of its magnificence, he tried to decline the farmer’s gift, but the master was so insistent. The man, in return, handed the farmer his Pansori fan which he always carries with him as a memento of his mother.
- JEONJU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
With her first feature, SUZAKU(1997), KAWASE Naomi became the youngest winner of the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Since then, KAWASE has had three other films in competition at Cannes, including SHARA (2003), MOGARI- THE MOURNING FOREST(2007), and HANEZU(2011), which won the Grand Prix Award in 2007. In 2009, she became the first woman and Asian filmmaker to receive the Carrosse d’Or, for directors who have made significant contributions to the Cannes Film Festival. KAWASE’s films have also screened at many other international film festivals, including Locarno and San Sebastian. Her 2017 film RADIANCE was selected in competition at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.