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Trip of the Blues

Korean Music Film Now

  • Korea
  • 2018
  • 79min
  • DCP
  • Color
  • Documentary
  • Blues
  • World Premiere


The film follows the music and life of Um In-ho of Sinchon Blues. He has lived only for music, even though he born in 1952, experienced turmoil moments after the Korean War. He had performed in nightclubs long and had his debut late, but kept his creativity. Once a famous singer, he is now recognized by just few people. But still, he is on the stage, sings and writes songs. The film shows not only music but also how a human being finds the reason to be, overcoming downhill through music. ​< Supported by JIMFF 2017 Music Film Project Promotion >



Sung Seung-taek

He started his film career as working for the camera and electrical department of the film, < Joint Security Area >. He has worked as a cinematographer for ten films. His first documentary was < Neighborhood > which was awarded the Mecenat Award of the Busan International Film Festival in 2016 and the first prize of the Persons with Disabilities Film Festival in 2017. < Trip of Blues > is his second documentary which took two years to complete.  

  • ProducerNoh Il-hwan, Park Yu-seon
  • CinematographerRoh Jin-woo
  • EditorSon Yeon-ji


2nd Night. Red Night

2018-08-11 18:30 / Uirimji Stage

Red Night with deep blues rhythm and deep emotion. Saturday night of festival will be ripe with soul & blues music of ‘Sinchon Blues’ and ‘Band Soultrain’. 


TimeTheaterCodeRateSubQ&ALive Concert
2018-08-10  21:00Megabox Jecheon 502312E --
2018-08-11  18:30Uirimji Stage무료12E -
2018-08-13  16:00Megabox Jecheon 309912E QA-