Korean Indie Sci-Fi Movie About Aliens Amongst Us – ‘Unidentified’ Trailer
by Alex Billington
July 28, 2023
“Have you learnt why the UFOs are right here?” Buffalo 8 has revealed an official US trailer for an indie Korean sci-fi movie titled Unidentified, marking the function directorial debut of filmmaker Jude Chun. This little indie premiered on the 2022 BendFilm Pageant final yr, and it additionally performed on the 2023 Rotterdam Movie Pageant earlier this yr. It is now set to open in September. In 1993, planet-like spheres descended from house, hovering above each main metropolis on earth. 29 years later, the UFOs stay, having grow to be part of the panorama of contemporary life. Within the hustle and bustle of Seoul, folks go to espresso outlets, they work boring and repetitive workplace jobs, using public transportation and visiting psychics. A person walks the streets carrying a sandwich board that reads “UFO’s usually are not actual”. However paranoia is rising: a few of these folks might, in reality, be aliens. Described as a mockumentary / further dry comedy, the movie is a “hilarious, shifting and eccentric speculative fiction about our craving for belonging and connection in a world that appears more and more much less like residence.” Starring Jang Solar, Kim Hyo-in, and Jeon Ho-hyun. I actually just like the spherical ships in right here.
Here is the official US trailer (+ Korean poster) for Jude Chun’s Unidentified, direct from YouTube:
1993: South Korea begins to democratise. UFOs all of a sudden seem, hovering over cities internationally. 29 years later, a filmmaker interviews topics from throughout who (re)join with folks from the previous and future of their goals. Different folks, not feeling they belong right here on Earth, discover solace in UFO cults. In the meantime, the nation sees a wave of ridiculously petty assaults by ‘aliens’ on people (or is it the opposite approach spherical?). Alternating between sci-fi mockumentary and absurdist comedy, the movie affords a hilarious, quirky and surprisingly shifting portrait of the Korean millennial psyche. In case you have ever skilled apocalyptic anxiousness, cosmic homelessness, or yearned for a borderless utopia, that is for you! Unidentified, also called 미확인 in Korean, is each written and directed by Korean-Canadian filmmaker Jude Chun, making his function directorial debut after a number of different quick movies beforehand. Produced by Hyeong Jun Ahn and Yena Gim. This initially premiered on the 2023 Rotterdam Movie Pageant earlier this yr. Buffalo 8 will debut Chun’s Unidentified in choose US theaters + on VOD beginning September twenty third, 2023 later this yr.