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18th(2016)



Dear Grandma

LEE So-hyun

  • Korea
  • 2015
  • 95min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Documentary

Aging Documentay

SYNOPSIS

One summer day, I was searching for a job and I heard the shocking news. My grandmother tried to commit suicide by taking pills. I decided to stay with her, so she can\'t leave me. My grandma wakes up early in the morning she waters the flowers, cleans her garden and makes us nice breakfast. She saved the bird from drowning in the toilet and she told me to let it fly with big smile. But why did she try to kill herself? By staying with her, I started to understand her little by little.


 
 

PROGRAM NOTE

Summer of 2013, in Hwasun, Jeollanam-do province.
 The granddaughter, who is the director of this film, visits
 her grandma\'s house because she heard the news
 that her grandma tried to commit suicide. Her grandma
 loves her dearly and had raised her. After spending a
 few days with her grandma, the granddaughter says
 goodbye to her grandma once again. In February
 of the following year, the granddaughter hears from
 her mother that her oldest uncle on her mother\'s side
 accidentally fell and died. The granddaughter quickly
 visits her uncle\'s grave, and the remaining living
 children, including the mom and grandchildren, are
 now thinking of sending the grandmother to a nursing
 home, but the grandmother wishes to live the rest of
 her life at home. Eventually, the grandma ends up
 staying at home, and the granddaughter always gives
 her grandma nutritional supplements every time she
 visits her, without her mom knowing. The grandma,
 who is 94 years of age, and the granddaughter go on a
 walk together on a sunny, beautiful day. The grandma
 says, \"Disgustingly good. Really…\"
 Dear Grandma is the granddaughter\'s video diary of
 her grandmother during her living years. The intimate,
 dear feelings she has for her grandma who raised
 her did not change even when the granddaughter
 grew up, but instead of the diary that she wrote during
 elementary school, the granddaughter now has a
 video camera in her hand. This is because the video
 is the best memory device to record and document
 the diary that she wrote, the pictures she took with her
 grandma, and all of the videos of her grandmother
 before she passed away. This video diary created by
 the granddaughter so that she could watch it after her
 grandmother passes away, takes death and portrays
 it just as it is – something that any human must face
 one day – and transcends the first-person perspective,
 which could be confining and trite by achieving
 universality. [Sunah KIM]

Director

  • LEE So-hyunLEE So-hyun

    "When I was in Vietnam, working for an NGO that builds

Credit

  • Producer안보영 AN Bo-young
  • Cast 박삼순 PARK Sam-soon, 장춘기 JANG Choon-gi,장춘옥 JANG Choon-ok
  • Screenwriter 이소현 LEE So-hyun, 황다경 HWANG Da-kyung
  • Cinematography 이소현 LEE Sohyun, 홍효은 HONG Hyo-eun
  • Editor 이소현 LEE Sohyun, 김형남 KIM Hyung-nam
  • Music 권현정 KWON Hyun-jeong
  • Sound 리드 사운드 Lead Sound