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The documentary finely depicts the mother as expected and as experienced by her children, and the reflections of the daughters on the passions, discouragement and loneliness of the woman whom they call mother. The daughters harbor wounds from their childhood, when they felt happy about their wife-battering father’s death. There is also the hurt they feel about a mother who they felt was more focused on survival and her own feelings than on giving herself to her children. In Life Goes On, there is deep introspection on the independence and individuality of woman and on the place of the mother. For the children, their mother’s love affair is a source of discomfort. The director, Ryu Mi-rye is one of the leading filmmakers in Korean independent documentary cinema. Her outstanding talent as story teller illuminates this film.
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RYU Mi-rye started documentary film making by joining documentary community, PURN Production in 1998. She won runner-up at the 1st Persons with Disabilities Film Festival with the film I am Happy (2000), and the Excellence Award at the 27th Korea Independent Short Film Festival with Happy Friends (2001). She also won Documentary Ock Rang Award at the 5th International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul and Prize for This Year’s Women Film Professionals with the film Life Goes On in 2004. My Sweet Baby which is shown after 6 years is supported by David Young Fund at 2005 Busan International Film Festival.