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Life Unrehearsed

트레일러 재생

BANPARK Jieun

  • South Korea
  • 2022
  • 80 min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color

SYNOPSIS

A love story of the two first-generation Korean immigrants in Germany. Thirty-six years ago, Soohyun met Insun for the first time at a Christian training camp for Korean nurses in Germany. Despite the opposition from the Korean community, Insun chose Soohyun for love. Now in their 70s, they have lived together through the ups and downs of life. 

PROGRAM NOTE

A flower gifted 36 years ago became a lifelong love. Life Unrehearsed begins with a photo of 70-year-old retiree Lee Soohyun and Kim Insun holding hands. They have been living together in Berlin, Germany, and the film reflects on their life journey. It begins with a story in their 20s when they settled in the unfamiliar land of Germany and unfolds into the journey they advocate for gender equality and the rights of immigrants and minorities. Soohyun, a nurse, moved to Germany from South Korea in the 1970s and fell in love at first sight with Insun, whom she met at the Korean female Christian association camp in 1986. Insun came to Germany as a guest by her mother, who left her home country after a divorce, then married a Korean miner who worked in Germany. The flowers offered by Soohyun unexpectedly moved Insun's heart. Beyond the opposition of the Korean community and Christian faith, Insun chose a different form of love she never thought of before and divorced her husband. Later, she became an activist. She graduated from a theological seminary to become a pastor and founded a hospice organization for local immigrants in Germany together with Soohyun. The film also includes an episode in which Insun visits Seoul Queer Culture Festival, where she attracts attention as a "queer grandmother." Her concerns as a person of faith and a queer individual naturally accompany their love of old age and the sudden arrival of a serious illness. Their love and life are a struggle against a rigid society. The director, who delicately explored the lives on the margins in various short films, presents her debut feature documentary Life Unrehearsed after a short film On the Boundary (2019), which shed light on Kim Insun as the main character. [NA Wonjeong]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
330 2023-08-27 | 19:30 - 20:50 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 3 GV
610 2023-08-30 | 16:00 - 17:20 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 5

Director

  • BANPARK Jieun

    Banpark Jieun has lived in Berlin since 2016. Life Unrehearsed is her first feature documentary film, funded by several foundations. 

Credit

  • Producer김다형 KIM Dahyoung
  • Cast 이수현, 김인선 LEE Soohyun, KIM In-sun
  • Cinematographer 반박지은 BANPARK Jieun
  • Editor 반박지은, 김새봄 BANPARK Jieun, KIM Saebom
  • Sound 김규만 KIM Kyou-man

CONTACT

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