Thursday 27 April 2017 to Sunday 14 May 2017
Jeonju City

UK Week in Jeonju

  • Date and Time: 10 May–14 May 2017
  • Venue: Jeonju 
  • Enquiry: Jeonju City International Affairs and Communication Office (Phone: 063 281 2255)
  • Participating UK artists and programmes: 
  1. The UK’s paper artist Rich McCor’s exhibition and workshop
    Date: Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 May 
    Venue: Jeonju Gyodong Art
    Opening: 17:00–17:30 Wednesday 10 May
    Workshop: 1st workshop 15:00–17:00 Wednesday 10 May
                          2nd workshop: 10:00–12:00 Saturday 13 May
  2. Travelling around Jeonju Hanok Village with The Wheel House by Acrojou 
    Date and Time: 15:00–15:30 / 18:30–19:00 on Thursday 11 May (To will be performed twice)
    Venue: Jeonju Hanok Village
  3. Meet Jane Austen with the movie Lady Susan
    Date and Time: 17:00–20:00 on Thursday 11 May
    Venue: Yeomyeong Camera Museum
    Programme: Screening of Lady Susan followed by movie talk with Seongeun Yoon
  4. A concert by Jazz-Rock band Roller Trio and Simeon Dallas
    Date and Time: 19:00–21:00 on Friday 12 May
    Venue: Pungnam-dong outdoor stage

The 18th Jeonju International Film Festival - Special Focus: Michael Winterbottom

  • Date and Time: Thursday 27 April – Saturday 6 May 2017
  • Venue: Cinema Street, Gosa-dong, Jeonju
  • Ticket: Screening 6,000KRW / Master Class 12,000KRW
  • More information: 
  • Masterclass and Q&A session
Title Venue Date & Time
The Road to Guantanamo MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) Table M 14:00 on 2 May
The Emperor´s New Clothes CGV Jeonjugosa 4DX 14:30 on 3 May
On The Road CGV Jeonjugosa 1 20:00 on 3 May
The Shock Doctrine MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) Table M 14:00 on 4 May

 Michael Winterbottom, The Filmmaker Across the Boundaries

This year’s Special Focus explores the past and present of Michael Winterbottom, one of Britain’s most prominent film directors since the 1990s. After making his directorial debut with a feature film, he began blurring the boundaries between documentaries and features in his 2002 film In This World, often delving into reality. With this road-movie style film, Winterbottom proved himself to be a cineaste capable of confronting reality, rather than simply a storyteller.

The director began his career producing films for TV. His more recent ‘The Trip to’ series produced for BBC follows the route of great English writers (Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats) in England, Italy and Spain and presents the unique culture and culinary traditions of each country, thereby blending history with reality. Having directed over 40 films, Winterbottom is undoubtedly a passionate and prolific filmmaker. The 2017 JIFF screens selected works of Winterbottom in three categories, and the programme includes a master class with the director. On the whole, the aim is to offer a new perspective on Europe’s present and consider where contemporary cinema is headed post-1990s. 


Rich McCor is renowned as a UK’s paper artist who transforms photos with paper cut-outs travelling over the world. Now, he is working as a photographer and paper artist called ‘Paperboyo’. Rich McCor combines his works by photographing landmarks with shaped cut-out resulting in creativeness in many countries. Rich McCor is communicating with many audiences by putting his artistic touch on monuments and posts it instagram. 

“Cut above the rest: Photographer transforms famous locations into amazing artwork using paper cut-out props” ─ Dailymail, 2016

“British photographer Paperboyo ingeniously transforms famous landmarks across the globe” ─ Evening Standard, 2016

ACROJOU the wheel house

Led by Artistic Director Jeni Barbard, Acrojou is collaboration between Jeni Barbard (designer/director), Creative Director Barney White (devisor/performer), and Technical Director Richard Mowbray (designer/engineer). Acrojou was founded in 2006 at the National Centre for Circus Arts, London. Drawing on backgrounds in circus, visual art, theatre, dance and engineering, Acrojou combine disciplines to create narrative at the rich meeting point of bodies, structures and materials.

A ‘tender, post-apocalyptic story’, The Wheel House is a unique, rolling acrobatic theatre show which unfolds inside and around a stunning circular home as it travels with the audience walking alongside.


Roller Trio is a collaborative British Jazz-Rock band, formed whilst studying at Leeds College of Music in 2011. Their musics are combined contemporary jazz and rock traditions creating a powerful and accessible blend of conventional and experimental sounds that consist of beautiful evocative songs, groovy riffs, thrashy noise and electronic soundscapes creating seminal and atmospheric music. A self-titled debut studio album Roller Trio was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize (an annual music prize from the United Kingdom and Ireland) and the band were also nominated for MOBO's Best Jazz Act that same year. Their musics are influenced by a wide range of music from more traditional jazz influences to rock bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden and Flying Lotus as well as the vibrant Leeds scene they emerged from. Also, the songs are purely acoustic, contrary, others lean towards electronica, and most take playful pleasure in setting up ingenious rhythmic patterns and then breaking them.


A rising singer/songwriter armed with an acoustic guitar and a thousand pretty melodies, Simeon Dallas is also known as “Simeon Turtle” on Youtube. Mainly influenced by an electriv record collection and trips on the back of a motorbike, Simeon sings with heartfelt lyrics and parred back vocals. Simeon has been performing at 'Hip Hop Shakespeare Studio Sessions’ from The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company (a music theatre production company) as a Shakespeare Peer Leader/artist since 2010

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UK/Korea 2017-18