Korea Queer Film Festival Day 3: Saturday

Registerectomy: Part of the Boundaries of Queer Film series playing at 1:30

Registerectomy: Part of the Boundaries of Queer Film series playing at 1:30

A quick preview of the films for Saturday, June 20th. As it looks like it is going to rain this Saturday, it seems like the perfect day for some queer films.  (Although this information is all available on the website, I don’t think it is displayed particularly well in a logical way (especially links to the descriptions of the short films), so I hope this can be useful to some festival goers.)

The first film of the day is Germany’s Happy End at 9 a.m. From IMDB:
Lucca is in the middle of her A-level exams, heading for a career as a high-flying lawyer when she is mistakenly accused of criminal damage and sentenced to community service in a hospice. There she meets Valerie who is determined to carry out the last wishes of her friend Herma, despite Hermas son who is only interested in his inheritance. Lucca helps Valerie to kidnap Hermas ashes and they begin a journey which turns Luccas ideas and values upside down.

This will be followed with the second showing of the opening film Do I Sound Gay at 11:00 a.m. 

The film festival continues at 1:30 p.m. with a series of international experimental short films titled Boundaries of Queer Film. Short descriptions of each film can be viewed here. All the films are either in English or have English subtitles.

The fourth offering on Saturday is a collection of Korean short films (102 minutes) titled In Between Relationships playing at 5 p.m. For previews and more information on these 8 short film, click here.

At 8:30 pm, Australia’s 52 Tuesdays will have its second screening. The film focuses on a daughter’s relationship with her FTM transgender father and her weekly Tuesday visits, hence the title. The film received critical acclaim at Sundance in 2014. Check out the trailer below:

Saturday night beginning at midnight is an overnight screening of two feature films (Jamie Marks is Dead and Bizarre) as well as 303 minutes of short and mid-length international films. 
Tickets for any of the films can be purchased at Lotte Cinema, or at the door (but they may be going quickly, so I recommend reserving). All screenings will be at the Lotte Cinema near Sinsa station. See the map below!

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