A MIDSUMMER FANTASIA: Blu-ray Collector's Box (3 Disc)

  • Release date: January 20th, 2020
  • 3 Discs (2 BDs / 1 CD of Soundtrack)
  • High-quality Outer Box & Digipak Case
  • Book: Essay (Support both Korean and partial English)
  • Book: Storyboard (Support only Korean)
  • Book: Photo Essay (Support only Korean)
  • 7 Location Scenic Spot Photo Cards



Specifications

Video - 1.78:1 / 1080p / 23.976fps
Audio - Korean DTS-HD MA 5.1ch
Subtitles - Korean / English / Japanese / French / Spanish / Italian / Chinese
Region Code - All
Running time - 97min(Main Feature) / 227(Special Features)

Special Features: (Warning: No English subtitles)
1) Audio commentary track with Director & Actors (English Subtitles Support)
2) Audio commentary track with Director & Critic (English Subtitles Support)
3) Making Documentary 'Crossing of Fantasia' (English & Japanese Subtitle Support)
4) Interview with Director & Cast
5) Video Messages from Staff (Kawase Naomi, Masayuki Fujii, MinWhee Lee
6) Location Tour to Gojo City
7) Japan Promotion Tour
8) Deleted Scenes
9) Short Video 'Goodbye Midsummer Goodbye'
10) Promotion Materials (Teaser, Trailer, etc)

Synopsis

A Korean Film director, Kim Taehoon plans to shoot his new film in a small local city called Gojo, Japan. He travels with his assistant director, Park Mijeong to do research prior to scriptwriting. They travel through several villages that are declining, and interview some local residents there. Most people say there is nothing special about Gojo. Along the way, Kim and Park meet a municipal official, Yusuke and a middle-aged man, Kenji, and are deeply impressed by their stories. The night before director Kim is to leave Japan, having a strange dream, he wakes up in the middle of night, and looks up at the night sky in Gojo.

 

Director’s statement

Proposed by a Japanese film director, Kwase Naomi, I was going to make my new feature in Nara prefecture, a small city in Japan. I was a stranger in a foreign neighborhood. This serene and desolate space made me ponder what kind of stories I could tell about. During my trip, I dropped by a small cafe an old couple was running for a long time. And this is where this movie starts. A municipal official who showed me around the town and his short love story, a 50-something-year-old bachelor who came back to his hometown to take care of his lone mother... I gathered various stories about people I met on the road and wrote them in my travel journal. The movie is a sort of record of my travel.

 

Awards

2013 Hong Kong-Asian Film Financing Forum Wouter Barendrecht Award
2013 KOFIC International Co-Production Support Program
2014 KOFIC Independent Film Post-Production Support Program
2015 KOFIC International Distribution Material Production Support Program
19th Busan International Film Festival DGK(Directors Guild of Korea) Award​ (2014, South Korea)​
40th Seoul Independent Film Festival Special Mention​ (2014, South Korea)​
3th Muju Film Festival New Vision Award (2015, South Korea)
3th Muju Film Festival Jeonbuk Critic Forum Award (2015, South Korea)
35th The Korean Association of Film Critics FIPRESCI Award (2015, ​South ​Korea)
16th Asiatica Film Mediale MIGLIOR Film Award (2015, Italy)
16th The Busan Film Critics Association Best Screenplay Award (2015, South Korea)
2015 Best Korean Independent Film (The Association Korean Independent Film & Video)
3th Wildflower Film Awards Best Cinematography (2016, South Korea)

 

Screenings

3th Nara International Film Festival-Opening Film (2014, Japan)
19th Busan International Film Festival “Korean Cinema Today-Vision” (2014, South Korea)
40th Seoul Independent Film Festival-Competition (2014, South Korea)
44th International Film Festival Rotterdam-Spectrum (2015, Nederland)
38th Göteborg International Film Festival-Japan Focus (2015, Sweden)
39th Hong Kong International Film Festival–Indie Power (2015, China)
2015 Silk Road Film Festival–Competition (2015, Ireland)
4th Toronto Korean Film Festival (2015, Canada)
20th Independent Film & Video Makers' Forum (2015, South Korea)
Freer & Sackler Gallery, Washington "2015 Korean Film Festival" (2015, USA)
3th Muju Film Festival-Competition (2015, South Korea)
21th Los Angeles Film Festival-World Fiction Competition (2015, USA)
5th Sakhalin International Film Festival (2015, Russia)
1th Bogota International Film Festival (2015, Colombia)
11th Zurich Film Festival (2015, Switzerland)
10th Festival du Film Coréen à Paris (2015, France)
10th London Korean Film Festival (2015, UK)
30th Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata (2015, Argentina)
15th South Taiwan Film Festival-Opening Film (2015, Taiwan)
16th Asiatica Film Mediale Festival-Competition (2015, Italy)
1th Wascow Korean Film Festival (2015, Poland)
30th Takasaki Film Festival (2016, Japan)

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