John Skoog’s directorial debut is produced by Erik Hemmendorff. Hemmendorff has participated in producing and writing all films by Ruben Ostlund, director of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or recipient, The Square. Skoog’s film is a dreamy portrayal of the lights, landscape, and characters within a midsummer in Sweden. Each episode is separate from the other, making it difficult to find the exact narrative link. The more you try to make sense of it, the more confusing it gets. Still, your eyes are captivated by the reality displayed with special perspectives and angles, and your ears are captivated by the precisely arranged sounds. It is a 'cinema' that encourages a focused gaze and participation. (JO Ji-hoon)
[Screening Information]-UMFF On Air (Online Screening) / 10.23 ~ 11.01 (10 days) / Korean Open (limited for Korea region)
* Every film is only available from 00:00(KST) on its start date to 23:59(KST) on its end date.
John Skoog has previously made a number of short films, which have been featured at film festivals and art museums around the world, including Berlinale, IFFR and the modern art museums in Vienna and Frankfurt am Main to name a few. The films have won prizes at the Stockholm and Göteborg film festivals and at Art Basel.