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서울국제여성영화제

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ARCHIVE

12th(2010)



Viewfinder

KIM Jeong

  • Korea
  • 2009
  • 95min
  • HD
  • color
  • 드라마

Synopsis
 Viewfinder showcases moments in the lives of several people who meet by accident at the Namgang Rest Stop off a highway in southern South Korea. Kyung is in search of her younger runaway sister. Chang is a computer whiz who had recently lost his job, Kim Vac is a reporter-photographer who frequents the place, and Ona is an orphan media artist who works there, dreaming of New Asia Highway. These four form a loose network of loss and negotiate that loss in the digital age.


 

Program Note
 This film starts in a car running on a highway early morning. It soon arrives in Nam-kang rest area, which is the main background of the film. A few people stop here and make a brief contact with each other from time to time. Jeong Kyung is looking for her sister Fu-kyung who ran away from home. Chang is a computer genius who lost his job and is now living here. Kim Bak is a photographer for local media and often comes by. On-ah is a famous blogger on the Internet working in the rest area and has dreams of the Asia Highway. Following her previous documentary Koryu, director Kim Jeong tries to catch the motions of people staying and leaving, or the space of constant motion. The camera often follows the people from behind rather than watching them from the front and looks around the scenes, passing outside from the driver’s seat, which gives the audience the feeling of being inside the film. Viewfinder is an independent film with a low production budget. It tells about the communication, loneliness, and the emptiness of people living in the digital environment. The traces of people’s views and the results of their motions are delivered through digital texts. The internal emotions are expressed not on the human faces but on the virtual space generated by a computer window. The camera seems to be attracted to the new scenes created by digital technology and concurrently dreams of the space it cannot reach. Viewfinder is a cinematic exploration about the primal scene in the digital age considerately brought by director Kim Jeong. (KWON Eun-sun)

Director

  • KIM JeongKIM Jeong

    KIM Jeong has made ‘Women\'s History Trilogy’ from 2000 to 2004, Koryu: Southern Women/South Korea, I\'ll Be Seeing Her, and New Woman: Her First Song. These films have been screened at many international film festivals including Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival. She also has made a feature-length fiction film entitled Viewfinder and a documentary Drifting City about African traders in Guangzhou, China. She is currently working on ‘Exile Trilogy.’

Credit

  • ProducerLEE Wonjae
  • Cast YANG Eun-yong, LEE Ho-young
  • Screenwriter KIM Jeong
  • Cinematography BAK Kiung
  • Art director PARK Jong-beom
  • Editor EOM Yun-ju
  • Music JANG Jae-ho
  • Sound KIM Won