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서울국제여성영화제

사이트맵

KWON Woojung

  • Korea
  • 2019
  • 88min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color
  • Documentary

Tiptoeing is remarkable in two ways. As the film’s director and main character, KWON starts making a documentary on mothers who raise children with disabilities. At some point, she feels that her interviews with mothers turn into her therapy sessions, as until the age of seven her daughter has walked on tiptoes, which may be a sign of a disability. However, it isn't possible to determine disability by a one-time test as the child’s development must be watched until a definite diagnosis is possible. The fear of the result and feeling of helplessness leads KWON to a critical situation. The film is very courageous in depicting how a person confronts a situation that is difficult to accept, and her responses during the course of the diagnosis. This is the first achievement of the film; the second is expressing such deeply personal issues to audiences and making them care. The audience may at first consider this a typical documentary on childcare and marriage, however the story of her daughter’s tiptoeing builds tension which continually escalates to the end. Across the dramatic structure of a narrative, including the introduction, rise, crisis, climax and conclusion, the film delivers its message convincingly and dramatically. As Tiptoeing is a documentary, the ending can’t be final, with KWON wondering how their lives can go back to ‘normal.’ Yet there’s a mother’s voice in the air - “That’s life. You just go on. You don’t get rewards.” [KWON Eunhye]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
321 2019-09-01 | 15:30 - 16:58 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 9 GV
404 2019-09-02 | 11:00 - 12:28 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7

Director

  • KWON Woojung
    KWON Woojung has depicted the lives of people in rural areas through films including Return to the Land (2004) and 16 Takes of Korean Society (2007). With her feature documentary, Earth’s Women (2009), she won the Grand Prix at the Seoul Independent Film Festival and the Mecena Award at the Busan International Film Festival. Her third feature documentary Tiptoeing (2019) is an autobiographical film, a departure from her previous subject matter.

Credit

  • ProducerKIM Jihyun
  • Cast KWON Woojung, CHUNG Jihoo, CHUNG Insub
  • Cinematography YOON Hyoungsuk
  • Editor KIM Hyoungnam
  • Music Jimmy SERT

WORLD SALES

Korean Distributor / KWON Woojung / jandrfilm@gmail.com