An acid portrait of a family dreaming the jackpot through real estate investment in Gangnam
My parents were realty dealers around 80s. My parents were able to realize the dream of "middle class" thanks to the boom in the property market in Jamsil. But after the financial crisis in Asia(so-called IMF era in Korea), everything was gone. One day, my parents are told by landlord to move out. The apartment we rented is planned to be reconstructed as studio. However, they are far from worrying about move. Rather they are still waiting for a "jackpot" to return to the middle class. I, dreaming of being free from all of this, put up my camera to find out the reality of real estate which always stays around my family. Finally, I found out myself in front of neo-liberalisme on which my family stands.
Director MA Min-ji graduated in Film directing from Korea National University of Arts and following master’s course in Documentary Production. She directed several films : Novella documentary "Journal from Seongbuk"(2014), short documentary "New-Seokkwan Market"(2013), short film “Apollo 17"(2011) and “Verbal Life"(2009).
Producer PARK Young-soo participated in many short film productions as a producer. His recent Feature film “Overman”(2015) was invited to 20th Busan International FIlm Festival. He is producing documentary film now. This film, awarded Best Documentary Pitching Prize in Jeonju International Film Festival and Seoul International Women's Film Festival, will be unveiled to the public next year.