VAFF 16: Day 2 | Program 5
Tuesday October 9, 2012
PROGRAM 5 – LOST IN CANADA
DAY 2 – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2012 | 9:30 PM
CINEPLEX ODEON INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE CINEMAS
Being lost can be true both literally and mentally. In A Day is Far Too Long, an unlikely pair of young men travels across Canada together aimlessly and tries to make the best out of their last day in the country. Lost Lagoon follows the journey of a young Korean woman in Vancouver. Is her real reason for coming to the city to learn English, or is it to meet her Internet friend, be closer to North American underground music or, simply, to find herself?
Filmmakers in Attendance
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/WRITER/DOP/EDITOR: Rob Leickner
Canada | 2012 | Narrative | Blu-ray | Colour | 94 mins
Lost Lagoon is a feature film about Mi-Ran, a long-distance runner born in Korea who moves to Vancouver, Canada under the guise of studying English. Unbeknownst to her family, she is in Vancouver to be closer to North American underground music, easily accessible running paths and her Internet friend, Georgia. Before arriving in Vancouver, Georgia shared music and photos with her. Mi-Ran focused in on one song and a photo of Lost Lagoon (in Vancouver’s Stanley Park) and these became her singular vision of Canada. Will her fantasies of the West be fulfilled? And will this new country provide her with the happiness that has eluded her thus far?
A DAY IS FAR TOO LONG
DIRECTOR/WRITER: Seung-yup Lee
PRODUCERS: Jungsuk Park, Seung-yup Lee
Canada | 2011 | Narrative | HDCAM | B&W and Colour | 22 mins | Korean & English with English subtitles
Previous Screenings/Awards: Busan Intl Film Festival 2011, Kingbonn New Media Shorts Festival 2012
Two young Korean men accidentally come across each other on the Trans Canada highway while travelling on their own. Although being in the same class in school, the two weren’t so acquainted with each other but somehow end up travelling together. Due to a snowfall, they barely arrive in Vancouver a day before their flight to Korea. They viscerally try to make something out of the last day but it’s riddled with absurd boredom and lightness of vulgar existence.