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Fiction ㅣ JEONJU Cinema Project: Next Edition

Gangsterism

Isiah MEDINA
Canada 120min 4K color Fiction
Productioon Status Pre-Production
Goal of Participation Financing
LOGLINE

A series of philosophical dialogues that take place over two days about film and crime, white supremacy and decolonial love, and ending friendships.

SYNOPSIS

When Clem, a gangster who wants to devote more of his passion to film rather than continue a career in crime, feels betrayed by an old friend, he decides how to retaliate on the night of another friend’s birthday. What follows is a series of philosophical conversations leading up to the party, the morning after, and a final decision.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

Why do I have the desire to make a gangster film? Because it's a filter for the present. If the American gangster films of the 30s were a reflection of economy during the Great Depression, I wanted to make a gangster film reflecting the Pandemic era. But, I wanted to remove mystical shell of the genre’s violence, drugs, profanities, and keep its rational artform contains questions of race, class, gender, and economy. After removing the genre characteristics, what would be left is dialogues. In fact, we know that Socrates was also seen as a criminal. The film takes a Platonic route by having scenes of dialogues before, during, and after a party, and the day after.

DIRECTOR
Isiah MEDINA
He now lives in Toronto and produces films through his company Quantity Cinema. His films have been screened at the Locarno IFF, New York Film Festival, Toronto IFF, Mar Del Plata IFF, Viennale, Vancouver IFF, and others around the world.
Idizwadidiz (2018), Inventing the Future (2020), Night is Limpid (2022)
PRODUCER
Kelley DONG
She is a Toronto-based critic, producer, and a filmmaker at Quantity Cinema. Her writing has been featured in MUBI Notebook, Cinema Scope, Film Comment, Village Voice, and Reverse Shot.
Night is Limpid
CONTACTqtycinema@gmail.com
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