Gukdo Art Cinema located in Daeyeon-dong, Busan is one of the most representative cinema in Busan for independent films and arthouse films along with Cinematheque Busan (currently moved to Busan Cinema Center) and Art Theater C+C. Gukdo opened in 2004 in Nampo-dong and moved to Daeyeon-dong in 2008 and has been a home for cinephiles in Busan and nearby areas for the last 10 years. The theater closed its operations on January 31st, 2018 after the building owner had refused to renew its contract. The last month of the theater is recorded in the movie <i>Last Scene</i>. Those who have been guarding the theater prepare the last day as they have been for the past 10 years, and people who have loved and valued the place are expressing their memories of it. The stories of independent cinemas in Seoul, Gangneung and Gwangju, which have the same fate, is overlapped on it, making us reflect on the meaning of movie theaters and sharing cultures today. Saying goodbye to the precious space, criticizing the wrong cultural policies of the previous regime is inevitable. (Huh Kyoung)
Currently working at Ozi Film, Park Baeil’s film about grandmothers protesting the placement of American missile defense system THAAD in their village, Soseongri, won BIFF Mecenat Award at the 2017 Busan International Film Festival. He dreams of a world where laborers, women, and people with disabilities are no longer discriminated against.