Joy N Cinema, Jeonju [조이앤시네마 전주]

Run On (2020-21)

In episode 2 of Run On (런온) (JTBC/Netflix, 2020-21), Oh Mi-joo (Shin Se-kyung) and Ki Seon-gyeom (Im Siwon) make arrangements to meet for a meal, but end up going to watch a foreign movie called “Falsified”, which Mi-joo had translated and written the subtitles for. Afterwards, Seon-gyeom admits he doesn’t like watching movies and found this one boring, then suggests they go for a drink.

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Joy N Cinema [조이앤시네마 전주] is a private film distribution company which specialises in releasing quality local and foreign independent and art house movies in South Korea. It operates two other cinemas aside from this one on JIFF Film Street [전주 영화의거리] — in Garosugil, Seoul; and Dangjin, Chungcheongnam-do. The Jeonju branch is located in Jeonju’s neighborhood Gosa [Gosa-dong/고사동] –part of its administrative neighborhood Jungang [Jungang-dong/중앙동]–in the Wansan District [Wansan-gu/완산구], a short walk to/from CineQ — JIFF Film Street Branch [씨네Q 전주영화의거리점].

According to an SNS post by the cinema, the Run On scenes were filmed on Monday 21st September 2020.

Falsified (2017), the movie featured in the Run On scene, is a 16-minute short film from the UK. Its story is centered on a man and his 32-year search for his son who was abducted during the Spanish political removal of babies (“The Lost Children of Francoism”) from so-called Marxist families between the 1930s and 1980s. It has won 16 awards to date, including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the Actors Awards, Los Angeles (December 2017). However, a review from stated it had “unnecessarily ponderous moments and cliché-ridden script” and “a general sense of disjointedness”.

74-25 Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
전북 전주시 완산구 전주객사3길 74-25
(고사동 288-2)
Geolocation: 35.821017, 127.142285

Getting here
From Seoul by Public Transport
Take a bus from Central City Terminal in Seoul [센트럴시티터미널], which is a 2h 40min ride to Jeonju Express Bus Terminal [전주고속버스터미널].

➜ Locate the Express Bus Terminal/Jeonju Buddhist Center bus stop [고속버스터미널.불교회관 정류장 — no. 30-918] across the road from the terminal, take buses 102, 1000, 5-1 or 1994 for 5 stops
➜ Alight at the North Gate/Bukmun bus stop [북문 정류장 — no. 30-694].
➜ From here, it’s a 5-minute walk.

— submitted by sarahms

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