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서울국제여성영화제

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ARCHIVE

19th(2017)



Garivegas

KIM Sun-min

  • Korea
  • 2005
  • 19min
  • DD
  • color
  • Fiction

SYNOPSIS
Seonhwahappens to move out of a coffin-like room in Garibong-dong due to the relocation of her company. During packing, her meager, but cherishedwardrobe gets damaged, which disturbs her feeling. She cleans the room thoroughly, and leaves a note for the next tenant with some useful stuffs left behind. Then she takes off from Garibong-dong with her pregnant friend’s sendoff.

PROGRAM NOTE

 Garivegas follows Seon-hwa’s day saying goodbye to her beloved neighbors as she moves out of her coffin-like room in Garibong-dong. Seon-hwa moves out when the dramatic changes are brought about in Garibong-dong where historically young women workers played a pivotal role in boosting Korean economy. Now, the Guro Industrial Complex is transformed into the Guro Digital Complex. High-rises are erected right behind the dosshouse town in Garibong-dong. Companies are no strangers to benefiting from cheap immigrant labor. Seon-hwa leaves a note for the immigrant workers who move into her room. The film uses a voice-over to deliver Seon-hwa’s message while the camera explores every corner of the room. By doing so, this heartfelt film reveals that they are not simply substitutes for each other but people with their own feelings and history. (CHO HyeYoung)

Director

  • KIM Sun-minKIM Sun-min

    Born 1974 in Seoul. Kim Sun-min graduated from the Film Department at Seoul Institute of the Arts, and from Korean Academy of Film Arts. She has shown her constant interests in minorities and people on the margin, and those interests were shaped into short films, and exhibition films. Her directorial works include One Korea (2001), Looking Back (2001), Dream of Snail (2003), After Love (2004), Garivegas (2005), Looking for the Statue of Export (2015), etc. While in preproduction for a film on laborers in Garibong-dong area, she passed away from cancer on April 18, 2017

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