Director Park Nam-Ok, whose film Mimangin(1955) was restored by the 1st Women’s Film Festival in Seoul, was the first woman director known to Korean film history. Kim Jae-eui’s documentary The Dream is an affectionate dedication to, and record about Park Nam-Ok. In sketches of Park Nam-Ok’s daily life, Kim Jae-eui repetitively overlaps the image of the daughter waiting for her mother in Mimangin, Park’s only film, and the recreated image of a 1950’s woman with a child on her back, struggling up stairs. In this way,
The Dream shows, in calm and quiet images, the aspects of a pioneering personality who fought to make her film in the sexually discriminating social structure of the film world, the difficulties she had as a woman and a mother, and her dreams as a director always thinking of new films. (Kwon Eun-Sun)
Kim Jae-euiKim Jae-eui
Born in 1970, Kim Jae-eui studied Korean Literature at Yonsei University and studied Film Directing at the Polish National Film School in Lodz until 2003. Her short documentary The Face (2000) won the third prize in Krakow International Short Film Festival and The Dream (2001) won the IF Award at the 3rd WFFIS.