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MOVE THE GRAVE Digs Up Prize at Warsaw International Film Festival
Nov 01, 2019
- Writerby Pierce Conran
JEONG Seung-o’s Indie Picks Up 1-2 Competition Prize in Poland
Move the Grave, the feature-length debut of short film director JEONG Seung-o, picked up the main prize in the 1-2 Competition at this year’s Warsaw International Film Festival, a section that is dedicated to first or second features.
JEONG’s film debuted earlier this year at the Jeonju International Film Festival in the Korean Competition, where it picked up the CGV Arthouse Award. The film has gone on to screen at several festivals, including the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF).
The film concerns a family that comes together when they are told they need to move their father’s grave to a new location to make way for a building development project. While most of the family is easy to track down, their brother proves difficult to locate.
Prior to Move the Grave, Director JEONG helmed the short films My Sweet Home (2013), Dreaming, Child (2015), Birds Fly Back to the Nest (2016) and Long-running (2018).
Move the Grave was one of four Korean films screening at this year’s Warsaw International Film Festival. The others were PARK Hye-ryoung’s feature-length documentary The Wandering Chef, which recently screened at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, JEONG Da-hee’s animated short film Movements, which debuted in the Director’s Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival this year, and PARK Ji-eun’s animated short Passively Suicidal.