Jeonju Cinema Project 2016
This year’s selections include Austria-born director Lukas Valenta Rinner’s Los Decentes; director Kim Soo-hyun’s Great Patrioteers, co-produced by the independent production company Indieplug; and A Snowy Day, which is Cho Jae-min’s first full-length film and the first film released from Myung Films Film School that was established by Myung Films Production Company.
The story of a young woman working as a housekeeper in rural Argentina who discovers a nudist club and the incidents that erupt afterwards.
A film about 20-year-old Kyo-hwan (Koo Kyo-hwan) and the elderly Jung-soo (Myeong Gye-nam), who both stubbornly hold onto their
conflicting political views. Their interactions portray the realities of today’s society using dark humor.
A girl (Ji-woo), who is abused in an isolated small city by the villagers, meets a boy (Junior) and together, they create their own stories and adventures.
Drink and Watch
This doesn’t mean get drunk and watch a film. It’s impossible to omit the joys of eating while traveling, especially in Jeonju where the special drinking culture known as “ga-mek” (drinking at convenience stores) exists.
Junil Super is the best known with their crispy dried pollack, but my colleague from Jeonju suggests a ga-mek one block away from Junil, Youngdong Super (14, Hyeonmu 1-il, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, 063-283-4997). At Youngdong Super, the chicken dishes are exceptionally delicious and our favorite is the fried chicken gizzards.
Another delicious ga-mek option is at Cho-one Super (32-1, Pungnammun3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, 063-287-1763), known for their chewy, dried pollack with special sauce. All of these dishes will make for unforgettable eating experiences.