Merry Christmas Mr. Mo

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    Merry Christmas Mr. Mo

    Directed by

    South Korea

    2016

    101 min

    • Korean

    Comedy drama

    Buenos Aires International Independent FF, Variety Critics Choice - Karlovy Vary IFF

    Mo Geumsan, a small town barber, doesn’t have much longer to live. Deciding that he wants to shoot a film before he passes, he enlists the help of his son who dreams of becoming a film director, and his son's girlfriend. Their short film is positively Chaplin-esque!

    Awards

    • NETPAC Award - Busan IFF
    • Best New Director Award - Wild Flower Awards

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Ju-bong Gi
    David Oh
    Won-hee Go
    Screenplay
    Dae Hyung Lim
    Cinematography
    Myung-hwan Moon
    Editing
    Se-young Park
    Music
    Heon-jin Ha
    Production
    FILM RUN
    Sales
    INDIESTORY INC.

    Press

    Lim Dae-hyung hits all the right notes with a delightfully offbeat dramedy.

    Richard Kuipers, Variety

    A mix of delicate melodrama and Chaplinesque slapstick humour.

    Jason Bechervaise, Screen Daily

    Lim Daehyung

    Lim Daehyung

    Originally from Keumsan, director LIM Daehyung moved to Seoul to study filmmaking, and earned his B.A. in film studies from Hanyang University. With THE WORLD OF IF (short), he won the Special Jury Award at Mise-en-scene Short FF in 2014 and the Best Short Film Award at Seoul Independent FF in the same year. His remarkable first feature, MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. MO, won the NETPAC Award at Busan IFF in 2016 and was invited to numerous other festivals, including Karlovy Vary IFF in 2017. His latest film MOONLIT WINTER premiered in Busan IFF in 2019.

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