|Opening Film (1)||New Currents (20)|
|Asian Spectrum: Japanese Cinema 1955x20121 Eternal Breast (16)||Polemics: Action! An Organizing Hope (6)|
|Mexican Women’s Cinema: On/Off the Road (10)||동아시아 회고전: 여보스, 여장군, 여스파이 - B급 영화 속의 A급 여성들 (6)|
|Queer Rainbow: From Nowhere to Everywhere (10)||Open Cinema (4)|
|Asian Short Film and Video Competition (17)||Documentary Ock Rang Award (1)|
|Multi-Culture Video Making: Slow Slow Quick Quick (22)||A New Perspective on the Intimacy and the Relationship - Family and Community (8)|
SHIN A-ga, LEE Sang-cheol
Hyun-soon has one secret that she can’t easily reveal. The only two people who know this secret are her unconscious mother being hospitalized in a hospital and her daughter, Soo-jin, who is about to come due. One day, when Hyun-soon’s older sister and younger brother suggest to stop their aged mother\'s life-support treatment, Hyunsoon fiercely refuses the idea and spits out curses.
An elderly mother habitually said ‘I want to go to heaven’. She is now in a vegetative state, and her life is prolonged with life support. Her family decides to take her off life support after hearing that the possibility of her regaining consciousness is very low. However, Hyun-soon strongly opposes the idea, saying, ‘our mother will wake up no matter what’. The rest of the family prepares to let their mother go, but Hyun-soon appears from nowhere and takes that difficult process of preparing for death back to square one. Hyun-soon’s family asks
Hyun-soon’s pregnant daughter Soo-jin to preoccupy Hyun-soon; and once again, they arrive at a crossroad where the suppressed family issues start to explode. The film takes the camera right in front of the issue of prolonging life, which clearly exists but which no one
wants to acknowledge. And it places side by side the Christian family that follows the principals of reality and Hyun-soon who seems like a member of a cult, but who follows the providence of heaven. The film, which has been resolutely balancing itself on a tightrope in between reality and ethic, transforms into a drama in which coincidence and prophecy intersect when the camera, which seemed like just another camera, reveals the secrets. The film, which intuitively approaches the mentality of the characters with the daring use of close-ups instead of words, makes the audience confront and ponder on the issues throughout the 90-minute-long running time. (LEE Hyo-jeong)
SHIN A-gaSHIN A-ga
They majored in directing at the Korean Academy of Film Arts together. SHIN A-ga worked as an assistant director for a number of films including See You after School and Two Faces of My Girlfriend.
LEE Sang-cheolLEE Sang-cheol
LEE Sang-cheol, following his stint as the assistant director for LEE Myung-se’s Duelist and M, directed Metamorphosis, an experimental feature film that garnered a lot of attention at the Jeonju International Film Festival in 2010.