The Present - IFFAM - 4th International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

The Present
Korea | 2019 | 43’ | DCP | Colour | korean | Group: B
Director: HUR Jin-ho

2019/12/05 20:30 Macao Tower

Programmer’s Note

Acknowledged as Korea’s master of melodrama for films such as April Snow and One Fine Spring Day, filmmaker Hur Jin-ho has moved recently into the big budget period space with films like The Last Princess and the upcoming Forbidden Dream. But with his 43 minutes short film The Present, he explores sci-fi for the first time with a charming time-travel story about two youngsters whose dreams of setting up a company are helped with an expert from the past. The film brings together veteran actor Shin Ha-kyun (Extreme Job) and young talents Kim Jun-myeon (from pop group EXO) and Yoo Su-bin and the three display have delightful onscreen chemistry.

– Lorna Tee


Haneul and Bora are struggling to make progress in their startup venture which is based on a new firefighting thermal imaging camera. Unable to pay the monthly rent on their studio, they are about to hit rock-bottom when a strange man suddenly appears in the middle of the studio claiming that he owns the place.


HUR Jin-ho

Born in Seoul, Korea, Hur studied philosophy at Yonsei University and went on to study film-making at the Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA). His debut feature Christmas in August (1998) was selected for Critics Week in Cannes and he subsequently built a reputation as the master of Korean melodrama with films such as One Fine Spring Day (2001), April Snow (2005), Happiness (2007) and Korea-China co-production A Good Rain Knows (2009). His 2012 Chinese film Dangerous Liaisons was selected for Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. His latest feature Forbidden Dream is scheduled for release in Korea this month.

Cast & Crew

Director Hur Jin Ho

Scriptwriter(s) Lee Jeong-hwa

Producer(s) Jina Kim

Cinematographer Yu Eok

Production Designer Lee Hyun-Seong

Editor Choi Jaik

Music Cho Sung Woo

Costumes Designer

Cast Shin Ha-Kyun, Kim Jun Myeon (Suho), Kim Seul-Ki, Yoo Su-bin

Production Companies Fil HO Co. ,Ltd., Cheil Worldwide Inc.


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