San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Running as an annual strand, LEAFF will collaborate with Asian Film festivals with a view to bridging the cultural gap between East and West. We want to allow International festivals to exhibit their programme in the UK, engaging with audiences who are interested in East Asia. This year, LEAFF partners with Jeonju International Film festival, and Programmer Lee Sang-yong will be in attendance to introduce sections.
'Breathing Underwater' (dir. Koh Hee Young, 2016)
A story of haenyeos or women of the sea who have to hold their breath to survive that represents a desire and temptation that could not be contained. 7 years of exclusive filming reveals a closed community of haenyeos and their lives.