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19th(2017)



Dream of Snail

KIM Sun-min

  • Korea
  • 2003
  • 28min
  • HD
  • color
  • Documentary

SYNOPSIS
A neighborhoodto be perished due to the redevelopment plan, and blue-birdy kids. I want to meet them with my camera and enjoy ourselves to the full. It probably is the dream that carries us forward out of difficulties.

PROGRAM NOTE

 Dream of Snail is a documentary that wanders around Garibong Ogeori, a redevelopment area that would be gone forever anytime soon and captures young children living there, having a three-year-gap between shoots in 2000 and 2003. When she comes back to the village, the director realizes something is missing in them: Their naivety is gone. These kids know too well that they can be abandoned or exploited at any time. However, the director neither makes moral judgments on them nor tries to spread hope among them. Instead, her camera simply accompanies these children. The film chooses to show their longing for freedom to dream through the heartbreaking last conversation between the director and the children that goes like this: “Do you want to be a movie director?” “Yes.” “What a big dreamer you are!” (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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