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Koryu; Southern Women, South Korea is a documentary about women who have started out on the road. The film also highlights women who are still out on the road making small movements and noises. Women who live or have lived in different times and places appear in this film to make up its various parts. The director’s grandmother who is a talented writer and goes to Go-sung on the South Sea after her husband defects from North Korea, a bilingual Chinese restaurant worker, and Lee Younjung who migrates from Seoul to the South Sea to make a film. Director Kim Soyoung follows their traces, lines of movement, and sounds, suggesting that this ‘koryu’ itself is a way to present women’s lives. Thus Koryu: Southern Women, South Korea is a quest for traces of women’s “miniscule and trivial” movements and a writing of these moments in history, as well as a search for a time, place, and mode of expression for women.
Against a certain digital camera style that tries to grasp reality in rough and bold movement, this film endeavors to draw out the potential of the digital camera as an inexpensive, mobile, and easily-adaptable medium. This film was screened as opening film for 3th IWFFIS.
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Kim Soyoung is a professor at the Dept. of Cinema Studies at Korean National University of Arts, and also a feminist film critic. Her films include Winter Illusion (1985), Little Timemaker (1985), Blue Requiem (1987) which she made when studying at the Korean Academy of Film Arts. She directed Koryu; Southern Women, South Korea, Even Little Grass Has Its Own Name (1991) made during her membership in Women’s Visual Collective Parituh in 1991, I’ll be Seeing Her : Images of Korean Cinema (2003), New Woman: Her First Song (2004), and Twentidentity (2004).