Once there was a band of four members named ‘The Magicians’. The band was happy just playing music and having their own album. They thought they’d always be like that but when Ja-eun, a peculiar guitarist, jumped off of her apartment building and died, the band stopped playing music. After Ja-eun’s death, her boyfriend Jae-sung, bought a café in a forest where Ja-eun used to go and hide. On Ja-eun’s third death memorial, one by one, the band members gather in Jae-sung’s café. Then some magic for all begins. —HanCinema
Il-gon Song was born in Seoul and studied cinema at the National Academy of Film in Lodz, Poland. He shot to prominence on the strength of the Cannes Jury Prize winning short film The Picnic (1998). His filmography includes Pusan International Film Festival New Currents-winner Flower Island (2001), Spider Forest (2004), Feathers in the Wind (2004), The Magicians (2005), and Dance of Time (2010).