An ode dedicated to all the women who survived through the war that scarred their lives in Iran and Vietnam.
One day, a man came up to me and stated that he is reincarnated of a soldier who died from a war. Together, we went out to search for the places where him and his comrades might have been killed. Ever since then, I felt a presence of someone hovering around me. At first, I tried to deny it, but as time goes by, I became quite comfortable in one’s presence.
The deceased from the war and suffering of women whose lives were affected by war hovers around like a ghost all over the place; among this life and afterlife, reality and imaginary, night and day..
The lives of women that has been disappeared and dispersed, yet still withstood above all, are all ghosts of our creation. I recall a woman who is giving birth to a child in the middle of a battlefield where soldiers are dying in a pool of blood, where life and death cross their paths.
An artist and filmmaker based in Seoul. His first feature film is Jeju Prayer (2012), which explores the painful lasting legacy of Jeju Uprising on March 1948. His second feature film, Factory Complex (2014), was premiered at 2014 Busan IFF and many others after having been awarded the Silver Lion at the 56th Venice Biennale(2015). He also recently participated in Anyang Public Art Project where his third feature length documentary Ryeohaeng(2016) Currently, he is preparing another feature length documentary REBORN (2017), which features Asia, War and Women.
Producer KIM has been making films of various genres in different positions and different fields. She has been producing, planning and directing films, and utilize the popularity of film into public arts as well. Continuously experimenting with the perspectives and boundaries of film, Minkyung produced Anyang, Paradise City (2010), MANSHIN: Ten Thousand Spirits (2013), WEEKENDS (2016) and Heung-soon's first and second feature films; Jeju Prayer (2012) and Factory Complex (2015).
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