12 September 2014
| 6.9/10 |
| Naomi Kawase
Ryo Iwase, Saebyuk Kim, Hyeong-gook Im
PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actress in Film, PaekSang Arts Award for Most Popular Actress in Film
Sleepless Night, Socialphobia, A Matter of Interpretation, The Storm Makers, Worst Woman
A Midsummer's Fantasia (Hangul: 한여름의 판타지아; RR: Han Yeo-reu-mui Pan-ta-ji-ah) is a 2014 Korea-Japan co-production film commissioned by the Nara International Film Festival (NIFF). Written and directed by Jang Kun-jae, the film was co-produced with world-renowned filmmaker Naomi Kawase. It made its debut as the opening film of the 5th Nara International Film Festival in September 2014.
A Midsummer's Fantasia Wikipedia
The film is structured into two halves. Part one First Love, Yoshiko, shot in monochrome and documentary-like, deals with a Korean filmmaker researching to shoot a film in Gojo City, Japan. While Part two Well of Sakura, in colour, tells a tale of romance between a Korean actress and a Japanese man from the area inspired by the research from Part one.Kim Sae-byuk
A Midsummer's Fantasia is a film commission for the Nara International Film Festival (NIFF). The NARAtive is a project to make an original film in Nara prefecture, funded by NIFF.
It was shot in Gojo, a small city in the Nara prefecture, for 11 days during a monthlong stay.
Screendaily.com: What makes Jang stand out compared to many of his contemporaries is his talent to capture moments in life and create something that is layered and rather profound.