Long Farewell

Raya
  • Korea
  • 2017
  • 73min
  • DCP
  • Color
  • World Premiere
CompetitionKorean Competition

Screening Schedule

  • 09월 23일 13:50-15:03 상영코드 206 메가박스 백석 3관 G Q&A
  • 09월 26일 11:00-12:13 상영코드 524 메가박스 파주출판도시 2관 G
* Unless follwing Subtitle code is marked, all films will have English subtitles.
N None English dialogue without English subtitle
K Korean dialogue without English subtitle
ND No Dialogue

Synopsis

Dunchon Jugong Apts. at the edge of the Seoul. It has been over 10 years since discussions of rebuilding these old Apts. complexes began. The inhabitants tell us about their soon-to-be-demolished houses and Apts. Some people are now raising daughters in the house they lived in since their childhood, some families came from other places and struggled to adjust. As the reconstruction nears reality, the scenery of the Apts. complexes and households is quietly coming to a close.

Director

  • Raya
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Director's Statement
What do the actual residents think about the houses scheduled for reconstruction? Although news about money and numbers often seems to be in opposition with a love for the apartments, some are able to wish for the reconstruction to go well in spite of their many memories, while others are able to love the apartment gardens in spite of being fed up with the rust inside. As with all homes, there are many different forms of time and love there. This place, which is about to disappear, is borrowing the voices of the residents and beginning to tell us its stories. Before full-scale relocation starts, the day-to-day scenery of the houses and neighborhood still remains, as do the voices within.

Review

<A Long Farewell> opens at the scene of the living room in a house and ends in the Dunchon-dong apartment complex in Seoul. The sunny daytime when the cool wind came in through the open window, the sunset when the children hasten home, and the night when people go back home. It is the tracks of time that fill the physical space of the apartment complex here and there. The director makes this documentary, exploring continuously the space and listening closely to people with camera meticulously recording. The peoples' private voices connect the spaces of the apartment complex, including the inside and the hallways of the apartment, woody side roads, with the story of which the families have coexisted with their houses. The camera, on the one hand, watches the space for a while, to observe the space dividing inside and outside in detail and to explore the time of day and night, and it concentrates on the intimate story of a family with their house on the other. The meaning of the house and inhabitation is related to the problems of family and me, and finally the issue of apartment redevelopment and of move could be implicated in an individual's life and problem. The calm voice of the dwellers and their daily trivia, which the camera captures here and there, are they disposed as communicating with each other? The audience could feel as if the apartment complex has the dwellers' memories and that it is a living thing sustained by time and gravity, before it is demolished. [Park In-ho]

Credits

  • Director, Editor  Raya
  • Producer  Lee In-kyu, Raya
  • Cinematographer  Raya, Joe Yong-gi
  • Music  Willamette, Tiny Leaves
  • Sound  MUASOUND

Distribution / World Sales

  • Contribution & World Sales  Raya
  • E-Mail  raya.7474@gmail.com
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