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서울국제여성영화제

사이트맵

ARCHIVE

15th(2013)



Nora Noh

KIM Sung-hee

  • Korea
  • 2013
  • 95min
  • HD
  • color/black and white
  • Documentary

Synopsis
Nora Noh, the best fashion designer, who dominated the scene of Korean women’s fashion and culture of the time. She was the first person ever to hold a fashion show in Korea and to make designer readymade clothes. She boldly dressed the Korean singer Yoon Bok-hee in a miniskirt and styled the duo vocal group Pearl Sisters in pantallong (flare-style pants). One day, when Noh was preparing for her show, a young stylist named Suh Eun-young comes to see her out of the blue. What kind of show will the two of them create amidst their differences and conflicts?


 


Program Note
Nora NOH was the first-ever designer to hold a fashion show in Korea in the 1950s and to make designer ready-made clothes. This film uses “fashion” as a medium and attempts to illustrate women\'s desire and compose women\'s cultural history in the 1950s and 1960s. The director contextualizes the life of Nora NOH, who cultivated an independent world, by weaving together the representation of the past, the usage of video and film images, and the process of preparing for a fashion show in the present. In this documentary, Nora NOH\'s clothes are the links that unravel the memories and desires of various women who lived through that particular time period, and they also reveal how it was possible for women during the 1950s and 1960s to express themselves through fashion.
The most interesting part of the film is when the generation gap is visualized through the preparation for Nora NOH\'s fashion show, at which point the designers clash over the meaning of “clothing” and “show”. Nora NOH wants to signify the clothes she designed alongside the people who lived through the changes in time, while a young stylist hopes to present Nora NOH\'s “golden days” on a historical stage. Their differences in perspective raise interesting questions regarding the writing of women\'s history. [HONG So-in]

Director

  • KIM Sung-heeKIM Sung-hee

    Participated in Remember Me This Way, the Women\'s News Award-winning documentary at IWFFIS in 2005, for a plot structure and taught in the IWFFIS’s Migrant Women Filmmaking Workshop in 2007 and 2011. In 2008, she was an assistant director of the documentary 3xFTM and was in charge of plot for the documentary The Time of Our Lives and worked for various film works including the documentary Miracle on Jongno Street in 2010.

Credit

  • ProducerKIM Il-rhan
  • Cast Nora NOH