Written by Jang Kun-jae
Initial release 12 September 2014
Cinematography Masayuki Fujii
Directed by Jang Kun-jae
Music by Lee Min-whee
Producer Naomi Kawase
Executive producer Jang Kun-jae
|Produced by Naomi Kawase
Starring Kim Sae-byuk Iwase Ryo Lim Hyung-kook
Edited by Jang Kun-jae Lee Yeon-jung
Cast Ryo Iwase, Saebyuk Kim, Hyeong-gook Im
Nominations PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actress in Film, PaekSang Arts Award for Most Popular Actress in Film
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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 trailer
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.
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.