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서울국제여성영화제

사이트맵

ARCHIVE

10th(2008)



The Wonder Years

KIM Heejung

  • Korea
  • 2007
  • 94min
  • 35mm
  • color
  • 성장, 드라마


13-year-old Soo-ah has a secret that she cannot tell anyone. She is living with her “mother,” a restaurant worker, but she knows that her real mother is somewhere out there. Actually, her real mother is high-class singer Youn Seolyoung who is the opposite of her mother in every sense. Bearing her secret, Soo-ah decides to go to Seoul to find her real mother. A photo of her father is her only companion on her trip. For Soo-ah, with her adolescence spent without a father, lonesome days, difficulty having a loving relationship with family and friends, and poverty, it is in longing for her dead father that she finds shelter. Soon, this longing develops into her fantasy that Youn Seol-young is her mother, which is loosely based on a story from her father’s diary. Hidden from the story\'s surface, the film explores the dynamics of the father-daughter relationship. Even when Sooah overcomes the illusion of her ‘real mother’, she cannot be free from about the effects of her father\'s absence. The Wonder Years delicately captures the innocent mind of a teen girl who tries to solve the riddles of life and lives bitter sweet days learning to stand on her own two feet. The film was completed by help of Residence in Paris, a supporting program of Cannes Film Festival for young filmmakers. (Jay SOHN)
 

Director

  • KIM HeejungKIM Heejung

    After studying at the Polish National Film School in Lodz, KIM Heejung made her first feature film The Wonder Years (2007), the story of a girl who embarks on a journey to find her real mother. The film focuses on the troubled identity of a person who longs for something that doesn’t belong to her. Her second feature, Grape Candy (2011) is a rumination of memories which dominate the present. Her third feature Snow Paths (2015) is the story of a man attempting to overcome trauma who is sent to a Catholic sanatorium for alcoholism, and meets a nun who can spiritually commune with dead souls. Her latest feature, A French Woman follows the delirium of a woman who confronts her painful past through a mysterious time gate.

Credit

  • ProducerLEE June-yub, OH Sun-hee
  • Cast LEE Se-young, CHU Sang-mi
  • Screenwriter KIM Hee-jung
  • Cinematography JANG Seung-back
  • Art director JEON Kyung-ran
  • Editor SUNG Su-ah
  • Music LEE Sun-kyu, KIM Jin-man
  • Sound KIM Sung-dal