Was my grandfather changed by the landscape? or Did he change the landscape?
My maternal grandfather, who died at the age of 100, asked me to write his autobiography, when he was 99 years old. And, a few years later, I became a filmmaker, and started to do my assignment of long standing with a film camera and a sound recorder. I didn't know the faces of the grandfather who had been an agent of the OSS, the forerunner to the CIA, and a director of the security police around the start of the Korean War. The United States where he had lived for over 20 years, Burma (Myanmar) he worked undercover, the Provisional Government in China's Chongqing that he visited as Syngman Rhee's connection, etc. If I visit these places, could I see the landscapes that he had seen? And had he wanted to change the landscapes of those days? Is my grandfather in the records the same person I have known? I focus the camera on him, adjusting the focal length.
She used to make a film with super 8mm film and 16mm film for experimental documentary films. There are several films screened at domestic and international film festival. She got a Biff Mecenat award from Busan international film festival with co-directing film collapse.
Director MUN Jeong-hyun has been part of P.U.R.N Production, an independent documentary production since 2003. His films have been shown internationally and won the numerous awards: Grandmother' Flower(2007) (Best Documentary Award in Busan IFF and Forum in Berlinale); Yongsan(2010) (Award of Excellence in Yamagata IDF); and Collapse(2014, Co-director LEE Won-woo) (Best Documentary Award in Busan IFF).