A family chasing for a new real estate bubble, while trying to recover from the last one, which tore them apart
My parents were real estate developer and dealers in the 80s. They were able to realize the “middle class dream” thanks to the property market boom in Jamsil, the “B-list Gangnam” where those who dreamed of Gangnam gathered. But after the Asian financial crisis (the so-called “IMF era” in Korea), everything vanished into thin air and our family was damaged to the core. I grew distant from my parents and didn't want to include them in my life. One day, my parents are told by the landlord to move out because our apartment will soon be reconstructed as a studio. However, my parents are far from worried about finding a new place to live; they are still waiting for a “jackpot” which they hope will help them make a golden comeback to the middle class. I having lived away from my parents for 7 years at the time, take out my camera to investigate the true face of real estate and my family history, which seemed inextricably bound together. Ultimately, I come face to face with a neoliberal era in which my family struggles to gain footing and be a family again.
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 short films. Family in the Bubble is her first feature film.
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 and was released on May 2016.
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