1948년 쿠바. 치코는 꿈을 가진 피아니스트이고, 리타는 멋진 목소리를 가진 아름다운 가수이다. 음악과 낭만적인 욕망이 서로를 강하게 이끌지만 하바나에서 라스베가스에 이르는 그들의 여행은 상심과 고통을 가져온다. 독특한 느낌의 애니메이션 음악영화 <치코와 리타> 는 쿠바의 재즈 뮤지션들이 미국으로 건너가 소위 ‘아프로-쿠반 재즈’의 화려한 막을 여는 과정을 생생하게 묘사하고 있다. 영화 전편에 흐르는 베보 발데스의 피아노 곡뿐 아니라 ‘베사메 무초’, ‘릴리’ 등 주옥 같은 라틴 넘버들은 영화의 놓칠 수 없는 매력이자 힘이다.
영화, TV, 다큐멘터리, 연극과 음악 분야에서 30년 이상 활동한 경력을 가진 작가, 감독이자 프로듀서이다. 2000년에 만든 <깔레54> 는 제3회 제천국제 음악영화제에서 상영되었다.
디자이너로서 삽화, 그래픽, 회화, 애니메이션, 실내 장식, 상품 디자인, 웹 디자인을 포함한 여러 분야에서 활동하고 있다.
애니메이션 감독으로 2000년부터 하비에르 마리스칼이 만든 캐릭터에 기반한 TV 만화 시리즈 <트윕시> 를 감독하기 위해 마리스칼 스튜디오에 합류하여 활동 중이다.
60년 동안 아이티에서 활동해온 셉텐트리오날 밴드. 이 밴드의 평균 연령은 아이티 평균 수명보다 12년이나 많다. 쿠바의 빅밴드와 아이티의 부드비트가 혼합된 음악이 연주될 때마다 수천 명의 팬들이 열광한다. 80세의 리더 울릭 피에르 루이스의 주도 아래 20명의 연주자로 구성되어, 자연재해, 독재, 쿠데타와 혼란을 극복하며 음악을 만들었고, 아이티 역사의 영광과 비극을 다뤘다. 그들은 어둠 속에서 아름다움을 찾을 수 있는 능력을 바탕으로 아이티 사람들이 빈곤과 욕망뿐인 곳에서 살아남을 수 있도록 도왔다. 현재 그들은 2010년 1월에 일어난 대지진의 비극을 안고 있지만 그것을 극복할 힘을 담은 음악을 연주한다.
World Music Film Today, JIMFF’s sole competition section, will present eight films from around the world this year. Five jury members will award two outstanding films with the Grand Prize and Special Jury Prize among eight of the most contemporary selections related to music regardless of genre.
제천국제음악영화제의 유일한 경쟁부문인 ‘세계 음악영화의 흐름’에서는 극영화, 다큐멘터리, 애니메이션 등 장르의 구분 없이 음악을 소재로 한 다양한 세계 최신 음악영화를 소개한다. 5인으로 구성된 국제심사위원단이 8편의 경쟁작 중 두 편을 선정, 대상 과 심사위원특별상을 수여한다.
Yun Yeo-jong made her debut as an actress through a TBC open recruitment in 1966. By appearing Kim Ki-young’s Woman of Fire in 1971, she became a promising actress. Since she appeared in Kim’s The Insect Woman the next year, she had occasionally been in films including Hong Eui-bong’s The Day and Night of a Korean-American in 1978 and Park Cheol-su’s Woman Requiem in 1985. She came back to a TV drama in early 1990 and made a comeback to the screen in earnest with Im Sang-su’s A Good Lawyer’s Wife in 2003 and Kim Ki-young’s Angel, Become an Evil Woman. Now she is a veteran actress enjoying her second golden age, appearing in films such as Im Sang-su’s The President’s Last Bang in 2005, Jang Yun-hyeon’s Hwang Jin Yi in 2007, Lee Jae-yong’s Actresses in 2009, Im Sang-su’s The Housemaid and Hong Sang-su’s Hahaha in 2010.
Born in 1969 in Tehran, Peyman Yazdanian started learning the piano at the age of 6 and at the age of 12, he started taking harmony and composition lessons. Taking part in the international piano competition, Concour Musical de France held in 2000, he won the first prize. As a composer, he has written more than fifty pieces for piano. Many of them have been performed in Iran, France, Germany and Italy. He has composed for a number of featured films including The Wind Will Carry Us by Abbas Kiarostami, The Strangers by Ramin Bahrani. He has also worked for few foreign featured films like Lost in Beijing, Buddha Mountain by Li Yu, Spring Fever by Lou Ye.
Born in 1969, Johannes Klein is the Senior International Programming Coordinator of the In-Edit Music Documentary Film Festival Network. ‘In-Edit’ is one of the most important Music Documentary Film Festivals in the world. The festival started 9 years ago in Barcelona, Spain and since then has expanded across the globe, now taking place in Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Germany. He is based at the network's headquarters in Barcelona where he coordinates the international program and guests for the In-Edit festivals worldwide. Johannes was also instrumental in the creation of the In-Edit Music Documentary Market, Barcelona which will celebrate its 2nd edition this year.
Born in 1964, Lee Moo-young was majored in Business Administration, Finance from Kean College of New Jersey in NY. Lee Moo-young’s credits include as a writer : Trio, Born to Kill, Anarchists, Joint Security Area, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and also wrote and directed Humanist, A Bizarre Love Triangle, Mary & I, Just Kidding. From 1996 to 2002, he wrote columns for various papers constantly. He has made appearances on broadcasting and hosted TV show including [Connect to the Movie World], [Night of TV Entertainment], [Serious Movie Show] and [Cinema World]. Currently, he is hosting radio music program called [Lee Moo-young's Pops English] at Educational Broadcasting System(EBS).
Born in 1965, Kim Young-jin is one of the most active film critic in South Korea. During the early years of his career, he wrote a number of articles for the movie weekly [Cine 21] and the year 2000, he had been working as chief writer for [Film2.0] regularly contributing weekly reviews as well as in-depth feature articles. He earned his Ph.D. at Chungang University and he currently teaches as professor in Division of Film and Musical at Myongji University. His major writings include [What Film Desires], [The Film Critic Blood-Selling Diary], [Lee Jang-ho and Bae Chang-ho: The Vanguard of 1980s Korean Cinema], [Park Chan-wook], [Lee Chang-dong], [Ryoo Seung-wan] and so on.
Jecheon Film Music Honorary Award Special’ has been awarded to the musician who contributed most to the film music of each year since 2006
This year, the prestigious award goes to Kang Keun-shik. He began his career as a guitarist for the band Eastern Light in the 1970s. In 1975, he embarked on a career in film music beginning with Lee Jang-ho’s < Home of the Stars > and went on to work on 11 other films until 1986 including Ha Gil-jong’s < The March of Fools >, Kim Su-yong’s < The Maiden Who Went to the City >. Aside from these works, he also collaborated on various sessions with the late music director Jeong Min-seob on many films, forging a new path in Korean film music. He was also renowned for creating music for commercials in the 1980s and currently holds a professorship at Dongduk Women’s University.