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서울국제여성영화제

사이트맵

A French Woman

트레일러 재생

KIM Heejung

  • Korea
  • 2019
  • 89min
  • 15 +
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

Being afraid of looking back is central to KIM Heejung’s forth feature film, A French Woman, which emotionally depicts the depression of a middleaged woman who visits the structure of time. Mira(KIM Hojeong) returns to Korea after a long absence following her divorce in France. She reunites with old friends from her drama school, which was near Deoksugung Palace 20 years ago. Although they were amateur would-be actors or directors, they have become artists, but Mira’s dreams of being an actress seemed to be lost somewhere in her life. The film describes Mira in the past and present, blurred together. Youth and decrepitude, life and death, love and misunderstanding are piled up, but past problems interfere in the present. The film draws parallels between an art-oriented life and settling for something else, France and Korea, dependence and hostility. It reveals the existential anxiety of a middle-aged woman whose life breaks down, and at the same time, it extends a bond of sympathy to catastrophic incidents in France and Korea. Ghosts, who are not mourned enough, wander around in a maze of time. They haven’t reached somewhere yet, but they are on a journey. [SONG Hyojoung]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
118 2019-08-30 | 17:00 - 18:29 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 9 GV
316 2019-09-01 | 16:00 - 17:29 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 4 GV

Director

  • KIM Heejung
    After studying at the Polish National Film School in Lodz, KIM Heejung made her first feature film The Wonder Years (2007), the story of a girl who embarks on a journey to find her real mother. The film focuses on the troubled identity of a person who longs for something that doesn’t belong to her. Her second feature, Grape Candy (2011) is a rumination of memories which dominate the present. Her third feature Snow Paths (2015) is the story of a man attempting to overcome trauma who is sent to a Catholic sanatorium for alcoholism, and meets a nun who can spiritually commune with dead souls. Her latest feature, A French Woman follows the delirium of a woman who confronts her painful past through a mysterious time gate.

Credit

  • ProducerDO Wiseok
  • Cast KIM Hojung, KIM Jiyoung, KIM Youngmin, RYU Abel, Alexandre GUANSE
  • Screenwriter KIM Heejung
  • Cinematography PARK Junghoon
  • Art director YOU Jeongha
  • Editor CHO Hanwool
  • Music Marzena MAJCHER
  • Sound KIM Pilsoo, CHUNG Minjoo

WORLD SALES

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