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Jeonju Film Fest presents cinema packages with guided tour of Hanok Village

By Hwang Joo-young

Published : Sept. 12, 2023 - 08:34

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Posters for the Jeonju IFF's Posters for the Jeonju IFF's "Jeonju Cinetour with Falling in Jeonju" (JIFF)

The Jeonju International Film Festival is offering a cinema package program it's calling “Jeonju Tour With a Movie,” featuring a guided tour of the much loved Jeonju Hanok Village in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province.

The package is part of the “Jeonju Cinetour With Falling in Jeonju,” an event that rescreens a selection of films from the Jeonju IFF that took place in the spring.

"Jeonju Tour With a Movie" will screen three films from the festival for 15,000 won ($11) each.

Posters for Kwak Min-seung’s “Rolling” (left) and Lee Long-pil’s “One Day Off” (Jeonju IFF) Posters for Kwak Min-seung’s “Rolling” (left) and Lee Long-pil’s “One Day Off” (Jeonju IFF)

Director Kwak Min-seung’s “Rolling” and Lee Jong-pil’s “One Day Off” will show on Friday and Saturday, respectively, at the Sky Garden of Nambu Market in Jeonju. A voucher worth 10,000 won that can be used at the night market there is included in the package.

Meanwhile, Lee Joon-ik’s “The Book of Fish” will screen Saturday at the Jeonju Korean Liquor Museum. While the movie is being screened, traditional alcohol and snacks will be offered.

For an additional 45,000 won, participants can join a guided tour around Jeonju Hanok Village, which has featured in famous films such as “A Promise” (1998), “Masquerade” (2012) and “The Fatal Encounter” (2014).

The Fan Culture Center in Jeonju is also part of the itinerary. Here, participants can try making traditional fans. One night’s stay at a double room at a nearby hotel is included in the fee. A single room can be arranged with a 30,000 won surcharge.

The "Jeonju Cinetour With Falling in Jeonju" event runs Thursday through Sunday, screening films previously screened at the Jeonju IFF at the Jeonju Cine Complex, Megabox Jeonju Gaeksa and CGV Jeonju Gosa. Tickets are priced at 8,000 won each.

Posters for Kim Eui-seok’s Posters for Kim Eui-seok’s "After My Death" (left) and Takahiro Miki’s "My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday" (Jeonju IFF)

For those more interested in the audio aspects, consider attending “Jeonju’s Night With a Movie and Music,” which will present musicians' beloved movies from among those previously screened at the film fest this year.

On Friday, Kim Eui-seok’s "After My Death," recommended by Sunwoo Jung-a who was the music director for the film, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. at CGV Jeonju Gosa.

Takahiro Miki’s "My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday" is showing Saturday at 6:30 p.m., recommended by singer-songwriter Baek-A.

Sunwoo Jung-a and Baek-A will talk with the audience and perform their music after the screenings. Tickets are priced at 33,000 won.

Reservations for all the programs mentioned above can be made at the website -- in Korean only -- of the event organizer,