12 AND 24

KIM Namsuk
  • Korea
  • 2018
  • 102min
  • DCP
  • Color
  • World Premiere
CompetitionKorean Competition

Trailer

Screening Schedule

  • 09월 15일 15:30-17:12 Code 219 Megabox Baekseok 3 15 Q&A
  • 09월 18일 16:00-17:42 Code 525 Lotte Cinema Paju Outlets 7 15
* Unless follwing Subtitle code is marked, all films will have English subtitles.
N None English dialogue without English subtitle
K Korean dialogue without English subtitle

Synopsis

Quite and mysterious, Xin Seha is an emerging indie musician in South Korea. While his band gradually gets attention from the public, Xin goes through an ordeal; his mother is sick. Xin, however, bravely looks at his pain and secretly expresses his feeling through his voice.

Director

  • KIM Namsuk
    쿼타 Quota (2015)
    이 영화의 제목을 짓는데 일주일이 걸렸다 I Spent a Week Naming This Film (2014)
    자화상 Self-portrait (2013)
    노인의 골목 Old Man’s Alleyway (2013)
    보이즈 Boys (2013)

Review

12 AND 24 explores the world of a musician named Xin Seha (the title is taken from a song that he sings). We witness Xin Seha’s musical journey as he prepares to release his first album, performs in a band with O3ohn and Quandol, and composes songs for his next album. His musical activities are intersected with his daily life centered on his complex emotions towards his mother in the hospital. The somewhat ordinary story is made special through the film’s unique visual style and editing rhythem, which seem to bring together Pedro Costa’s mise-en-scéne and Robert Bresson’s fragmented montage, and respond to the distinctive sensibilities of Xin Seha’s music. The result is a cinematic embodiment of the subtle nuances of such sensibilities. The film never loses sight of the daily life of one musician and stories from his surroundings, and delicately handles them so as to allow contributions to the embodiment of the senses embraced by his music. [BYUN Sungchan]

Credits

  • PRODUCER  KYE Myunghoon, KIM Namsuk
  • CINEMATOGRAPY, EDITOR  KIM Namsuk
  • MUSIC  Xin Seha, O3ohn
  • SOUND  KYE Myunghoon, YOO Hanna, KIM Namsuk

Distribution / World Sales

  • CHOI Seung Yoon  yoonchoi.work@gmail.com
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