The 18th Jeonju International Film Festival(Festival director LEE Choongjik) has select\ed Survival Family for Closing film.
With interesting but thoughtful messages, YAGUCHI Shinobu’s Survival Family presents a chaos of a family in Tokyo. As a sudden blackout leads the whole city into chaos, the father decides to take his family to mother´s hometown. They manage to reach the airport but all flights are cancelled. They find bicycles and start a long journey.
Programmer of Jeonju IFF, LEE Sangyong has said, “Following the framework of a disaster film, Survival Family satirizes the absurdity of urban civilization and criticizes the incompetence of modern people. Even in their struggles, the director never forgets to show his comic touch at the discovery of a coal-powered locomotive or the scenes were all functionality seems to breakdown. This film from YAGUCHI Shinobu simultaneously refreshing yet sad, critical yet with a human heart.”
With his debut feature Down the Drain(1993), YAGUCHI Shinobu is highly acclaimed with his competence in comedy films including Waterboys(2001) and Swing Girls(2004). He is well-known to Korean audiences with A Happy Flight(2008) and Robo-G(2013). He has worked diligently for both TV series and films. Survival Family is his latest feature.
Survival Family will be screened only once in the 18th Jeonju International Film Festival. With hosts KIM Minjun and CHOI Songhyun, closing ceremony will be held at Jeonju Dome on May 6(Sat).
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