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It is an adult’s defense mechanism to believe in the beauty of adolescence and only the wistful search for childhood memories supposedly different from the harshness of adult life. Moreover, childhood nostalgia may become a tool of to control children based on their range of experiences. The world is crueler to the ones without power. Don’t believe the myth that a child’s life is much easier than a grown-up’s. Excellent Work! captures the moments from the past that ooze out from memories, moments which come to control the present. (Jay Sohn)
Jeong Da-miJeong Da-mi
Born in Daegu, Jeong Da-mi majored in Psychology at Kyungpook National University and studied film at Korean Academy of Film Arts. She directed her first short I’d Rather Dance with You Than Talk with You in 2000 and since then has made 4 other films including Pull the Sunken Moon (2003) and Looking for an Illusion (2004). Excellent Work! is her first 35mm film.