Saibi / The Fake
Sangho YeonSouth Korea / 2013 / 101' 0''
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, 22:00 h
Europa Cinema, 22:00 h
A rural village is determined to be submerged and its residents are compensated for relocation. A swindler named CHOI deceives the poor villagers with false religion to make them give up their compensations as church offerings. Min-chul, an infamous local good-for-nothing waster, discovers the truth, but he is unable to convince anyone; especially against Pastor SUNG revered by the people, but who in fact is someone CHOI scouted to serve his purpose. When Min-chul’s own faithful daughter is forced into prostitution by these fakes, he sets out to get even.
Born in Seoul, Korea, Yeon Sangho graduated from Sangmyung University with a degree in Western Painting and set up his production house Studio Dadashow in 2004. His short animations, The Hell (Two Kinds of Life) (2006) and Love Is Protein (2008), were invited and awarded at various international film festivals. He directed the animated opening trailer for Busan International Film Festival in 2010. His first feature-length animation The King of Pigs was the winner of triple awards – DGK Award, Movie Collage Award, and Netpac Award – at Busan International Film Festival and was invited to Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes 2012.
Sang-ho Yeon, Eun-pyo Hong, Chan-heum Yeon
categoriesGRAND COMPETITION – FEATURE FILM