LKFF 2023 Closing Gala: Dr. Cheon and the Lost Talisman + Q&A

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Kim Seong-sik

  • Director

    Kim Seong-sik

  • Cast

    Gang Dong-won, Huh Joon-ho, Esom, Lee Dong-hwi, Kim Jong-soo, Park Soi

  • Release Date


  • Runtime

    98 mins

  • Cert


“Seolkyung is a talisman with spells and glyphswritten on hanjipaper to threaten and capture spirits”

Dr. Cheon (Gang Dong-won), a fake exorcist who doesn’t believe in the existence of ghosts, is the heir to a shamanic family legacy and currently runs an online exorcism channel called “Heavenly Cheon TV”. With innate eloquence and an extraordinary insight into people, Dr. Cheon has solved various incidents. Initially reluctant, he accepts Yoo-kyung’s (Esom) case and heads to her home. However, this time, he encounters a much more powerful and genuine case that is beyond anything he has experienced before.

Blending reality and fantasy, modern technology and traditional exorcism, Dr. Cheon and the Lost Talisman offers unexpected entertainment throughout. Director Kim, who has built a strong filmography as an assistant director on films that include Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite (2019) and Park Chan-wook’s Decision to leave (2022) presents his directorial debut.