SIPFF 2024 2024.11.07(Thu.) ~ 2024.11.13(Wed.)

Special Pride Section

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Introducing the Special PRIDE Section

: A section of retrospectives and other special screenings that showcases a collection of queer films grouped by curated topics that cover different directors, actors, nationalities, time periods, etc.


This year’s special screenings will focus on directors who made films that challenge the taboos placed on sexual expression. Since the essence of queer cinema lies in rebelling against social taboos and censorship, SPFF aims to distinguish itself as a film festival by bringing together works that bares its teeth against sexual taboo. This is part of the Seoul PRIDE Film Festival’s active intention to contribute to the united struggle of protecting the freedom of expression and the resistance against the oppressive abuse of power that was inflicted upon the Busan International Film Festival following the screening of The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol.

For this year’s special screenings, the theme of “directors who dealt with sexual taboo” will be outlined by selecting two films each from the following subtopics: works by auteurs who have passed away, our contemporary masterminds, and the works of noteworthy new directors.

For films by master directors who have departed this world, we will screen Derek Jarman’s chef d'œuvre, The Angelic Conversation, a soft and sugary work of gay eroticism that plays out with Shakespeare’s sonnets as read by Judi Dench in the background. Also to be screened is Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, which not only stirred up immense controversy for its explicitness and content but shocked the world even further when the director, Pier Paolo Pasolini was murdered by the main actor of the film.

For films by contemporary master filmmakers, we have selected a film by Lars von Trier, acclaimed director of The Kingdom, Dogville, Antichrist, and many more. Though even the poster for Nymphomaniac was blurred during its initial screening in Korea, we will show it in its uncensored, director’s cut version. We will also screen Stranger by the Lake by Alain Guiraudiewhich reached the peak of the queer thriller genre and was named Best Film of 2013 by Cahiers du Cinema.

 Also not to miss are Olivier Ducastel’s Paris 05:59, a gay love story that begins in a Parisian sex club and continues in the streets of downtown Paris until 5:59 in the morning, and Kim Hun’s One Summer Night, a brave tale of a North Korean gay military couple that has defected to the South.

영화 리스트

○ Paris 05:59

○ The Angelic Conversation

○ Salo or The 120 Days of Sodom

○ Nymphomaniac Director's cut

○ Stranger by the Lake

○ One Summer Night