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Where Would You Like to Go?

KIM Heejung

  • South Korea
  • 2023
  • 103min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color

SYNOPSIS

Do-kyeong jumped in to save his student Ji-yong from drowning. After the two pass away, Myoung-ji, Do-kyeong’s wife, and Ji-eun, Ji-yong's sister, are left alone in the world, having to cope with the loss of their loved ones. Myoung-ji travels to Warsaw, Poland, to avoid her harsh reality. She meets an old friend and hides her husband's death as if trying to reject the tragedy.

 

PROGRAM NOTE

The film Where Would You Like to Go? is based on literary elegance; In the film, language is crucial. This fact is detectable even to audiences who have yet to gain prior knowledge about the original piece. The protagonists are related to writing or books. However, something happens that even they cannot articulate into language, but only in the form of letters can they utter it, and this process becomes the structure of the film. Body images that gradually increase get juxtaposed, from paralyzed or immobile ones to those gliding down successfully. Rashes that spread from the back to the whole body are also meaningful. The story seems ideological, but concrete places and landscapes, Gwangju and Warshaw, are provided as a background of the story, and the protagonists’ traumas are unleashed and expressed. Any audience used to the past ten years in Korea inevitably associates it with a specific event, and the connection between the audience and the protagonist goes beyond empathy and turns into a new phase. It goes beyond the borderline of time, place, and diegesis and evokes a sense of shared pain from social and historical trauma. The last scene cross-edits the protagonists gazing at the sun, securing the contemporaneity while inviting the audience to participate in their grief and recovery. Maybe this is how solidarity starts. [LEE Yumi]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
321 2023-08-27 | 16:00 - 17:44 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 3 GV

Director

  • KIM Heejung

    Studied at National Film School in Łódź, Poland. She debuted with Girl Thirteen (2007) Hee-jung wrote and directed Grape Candy (2012), Snow Paths (2015), A French Woman (2019). Her latest work, Where Would You Like to Go? was filmed in Korea and Poland.

     

Credit

  • Producer이세진 LEE Sejin
  • Cast 박하선, 김남희, 전석호, 문우진, 정민주 PARK Haseon, KIM Namhee, JEON Suk-ho, MOON Woojin, JEONG Minjoo
  • Screenwriter 김희정 KIM Heejung
  • Cinematographer 박정훈 PARK Junghoon, Artur ŻURAWSKI
  • Editor 조한울 CHO Hanwool
  • Sound 김필수, 정민주 KIM Pil-Soo, CHUNG Min-Joo
  • Production Design 김승경 KIM Seung-Kyung

CONTACT

D-station | LEE Ji-eun | jieun@d-station.co.kr