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서울국제여성영화제

사이트맵

A War of Memories

트레일러 재생

LEEKIL Bora

  • Korea
  • 2018
  • 80min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color
  • Documentary

In central Vietnam, some people live on with the tragic memories of the 1968 massacre. Every year in February, incense is lit to mourn the dead. The survivors still offer a “Dai-han” (Korean soldier) memorial ceremony on the day when all the inhabitants of the village were murdered, on the same day and time. In the 1960s, Korea participated in the Vietnam War as an ally of the United States, where they massacred many civilians. However, Korea remembers the war as a springboard for its remarkable economic growth. The memories of those who have survived still linger around us, failing to become public knowledge. The memories of war have become a war of memories. The film records Thi Thanh NGUYEN, the only survivor of the Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre, where civilians were massacred during the Vietnam War. Having lost all of her family at the age of eight she survived alone, the lone witness of the atrocity, and demands an official apology from the Korean government. Considering Korea’s own situation, it is important to understand how different memories and histories coexist. The film also makes audiences reevaluate what needs to be considered when studying history. Korea is in a unique position to receive apologies from Japan regarding ‘comfort women,’ as well as to offer apologies to the victims of the Vietnam War. Survivors keep demanding apologies regarding the civilian massacre yet the Korean government remains silent while the Korean War veterans also refuse to accept the massacre. With all these conflicting perspectives, how should we remember the Vietnam War? [CHOI Younghyi]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
214 2019-08-31 | 13:00 - 14:20 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 9 GV
412 2019-09-02 | 14:00 - 15:20 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 9

Director

  • LEEKIL Bora
    LEEKIL Bora believes that being born to and raised by deaf parents has given her the best gift of storytelling. Glittering Hands (2014) is an award-winning documentary based on her stories of growing up moving back and forth between two worlds – one of silence and one of sounds. Her recent feature film, A War of Memories (2018) received the jury’s special mention for the Mecenat Award at the Busan IFF in 2018. She recently graduated MA program, Artistic Research in and Through Cinema in the Netherlands Film Academy.

Credit

  • ProducerSUH Saerom, JO Sona
  • Cast NGUYEN Thi Thanh, NGUYEN Lap, DINH Cam
  • Cinematography KWAK Sojin
  • Editor Patrick MINKS, LEE-KIL Bora, KIM Nari, KIM Hyungnam
  • Music LEE Minwhee

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