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서울국제여성영화제

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ARCHIVE

15th(2013)



Modern Family

SHIN Su-won, KIM Sung-ho, LEE Sooyoun, KIM Sung-ho

  • Korea
  • 2012
  • 125min
  • HD
  • color
  • 드라마

Circleline


 

Sang-woo, a forty-something year old man who recently lost his job, does not let his wife know about the layoff. He kills time by riding on a subway all day long. One day, he bumps into a homeless woman holding a baby begging for money. Reminded of his own baby to be arriving soon, he starts to worry. He witnesses the woman begging passing on the baby to another homeless as a prop. He gets into a fight with her but only gets embarrassed.


 

E.D.571


 

In the year of 2030, a 39-year-old single woman, KIM In-ah. One day, a strange girl is waiting in front of her house. The girl demands In-ah to be a legal guardian, claiming that she is her biological mother. In-ah remembers selling her eggs to pay off her student loans in the past. The girl blackmails In-ah that she will post everything on the web, but In-ah decides to strike back.


 

In Good Company


 

Chul-woo, an editor of company newspaper is ordered to lay off a woman colleague who is pregnant. She gets outraged with unfair dismissal and declares a strike with other co-workers. With the due date of newspaper coming up, Chul-woo tries to convince people on strike to stop. Meanwhile, Chul-woo\'s pregnant wife goes into labor while doing community service at a kindergarten. He throws away his work and runs to the hospital.


 

Star Shaped Stain


 

1 year after her daughter\'s death in kindergarten summer camp, a woman joins a memorial service with other parents who lost their kids. Memories shut away after the accident are brought back to life, and she is led to believe that her daughter is \"missing\" by one man\'s nonsense. After a long search, she finds a videotape that contains \"star-shaped stain\" that only her daughter and she remember.


 


Program Note
Modern Family is an omnibus film project proposed by Korea\'s Ministry of Health and Welfare that deals with the low birth rate issue. For this film, participating directors make use of their diverse characteristics and ideologies by focusing on a more fundamental question: Why is giving birth and raising children so difficult in Korea? They answered this question by delving into the family-centered ideology emphasized by society and the confusion and suffering that nuclear families face regarding that ideology.
Director SHIN Su-won’s Circleline combines the sense of helplessness felt by the unemployed breadwinner of the house and the fear of giving birth, and handles the weight of the endlessly increasing responsibility through images that continue in a spiraling rotation. Based on a true story, Director HONG Ji-young’s Star Shaped Stain uses horror film elements to express the pain and trauma of raising children in Korea, where social facilities for childcare are inadequate. Director LEE Soo-youn, who has provocatively dismantled maternal instincts and motherliness starting with her previous film The Uninvited, takes a look at complicated issues related to maternal instincts and the trading of human eggs in E.D.571. Last but not least, In Good Company by Director KIM Sung-ho utilizes a documentary format to focus on women giving birth, their working conditions, and the worrisome reality of a working mom\'s life. Modern Family is a portrait of Korean families faced with difficulties on all sides. [HONG So-in]

Director

  • SHIN Su-wonSHIN Su-won

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    Studied German language education at Seoul National University. Dreaming of becoming a director while she taught at a middle school after graduation, she took a scenario and directing class at Korea National University of Arts. Her self-produced independent film Passerby #3 was favorably received from diverse film festivals and a short film Circleline (2012) honorably won the Canal+ Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Her second feature Pluto was highly acclaimed for its cinematic quality by winning Special Mention Award in Generation Section at the Berlin International Film Festival.

  • KIM Sung-hoKIM Sung-ho

    KIM Sung-ho studied filmmaking at the City University of New York and got the master\'s degree in the Media studies at the graduate school of The New School in NY. His debut feature, Into The Mirror (2003) received the Audience Award at the Fantastic Film Festival of Gerardmer. His second feature film, She Came from (2010) was awarded with the Jury Grand Prize at the Florence Korea Film Fest in Italy. He currently serves as an associate professor in Dept. of Film Writing at Chugye University for the Arts.

  • LEE SooyounLEE Sooyoun

    Born in 1970 in Seoul, LEE Sooyoun graduated from Ewha Woman’s University and Chung-Ang University’s graduate school, before majoring in film direction at the Korea Academy of Film Arts. She made her feature debut in 2003 with The Uninvited, starring Gianna JUN. She won the Best New Director Award at the Paeksang Art Awards, as well as Sitges Fantastic Film Festival’s Citizen Kane Award for Best New Director. She went on to direct segments in several anthology films including 2004’s Twentidentity, 2008’s Ten Ten and 2012’s Modern Family, for which she won CINDI Film Festival’s Movie Collage Award and the Jury Award at Firenze Korean Film Festival.

  • KIM Sung-hoKIM Sung-ho

    KIM Sung-ho studied filmmaking at the City University of New York and got the master\'s degree in the Media studies at the graduate school of The New School in NY. His debut feature, Into The Mirror (2003) received the Audience Award at the Fantastic Film Festival of Gerardmer. His second feature film, She Came from (2010) was awarded with the Jury Grand Prize at the Florence Korea Film Fest in Italy. He currently serves as an associate professor in Dept. of Film Writing at Chugye University for the Arts.

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