Coming to You, Minu

JEE Hyewon
  • Korea
  • 2018
  • 91min
  • DCP
  • Color
  • World Premiere
Opening Film

Screening Schedule

  • 09월 13일 19:00-22:00 Code 001 The Special Stage of Outdoor Parking Lot B Lotte Premium Oulets Paju Branch G
  • 09월 15일 15:30-17:01 Code 220 Megabox Baekseok Comport 6 G Q&A
  • 09월 17일 14:00-15:31 Code 441 Gimpo arthall G
  • 09월 18일 16:00-17:31 Code 523 Megabox Baekseok 7 G
  • 09월 19일 14:00-15:31 Code 626 Gimpo arthall 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

Synopsis

Minu, who was a vocalist of the migrant workers' band in Korea, is deported because of his status as an illegal immigrant. After returning home to Nepal, he could never forget Korea and was growing up as a social entrepreneur. Minu had the opportunity to visit Korea in eight years. But South Korea forbids his entry. Later on, the band members come to Nepal for a heartbroken Minu and finally, they stand on the stage together.

Director

  • JEE Hyewon
    She has been a documentary director for 20 years. Her first featured length documentary Singing with Angry Bird (2016) was screened at 25 International Film Festivals including IDFA and Sheffield. Another, documentary Mom and Clarinet (2015) won the New York TV & Film Festival Gold Award, the ABU Grand Prize and nominated at the International Emmy award.

Review

'Mokpo's tears' resonates on a boat floating in the river. From the beginning , the song of a man in deep sorrow is so powerful and touching that the audience empathizes for him. His name is Minod Moktan whose Korean name is Minu. Until he was enforced in 2009 as an undocumented migrant worker, he lived in Korea for 18 years as a worker and as a vocalist for 'Stop Crackdown' to protect the human rights of foreign workers. The film shows Minu, who settled down again in Nepal, was invited as a representative of Nepal to the Seoul International Handmade Expo and attempted to re-enter Korea. It makes us listen to the neglected voices of those who have been forsaken as disposable items through Minu still missing Korea that has driven him out. He can go to other countries but can not go to Korea where he spent his 20s and 30s. It may be that Korea makes its own isolated island, while building a wall against them, like the arrogant protagonist of Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant, who wanted to build a high fence and grab the fruits of his garden, but eventually had to face a lonely winter. [CHO Myougjin]

Credits

  • PRODUCER  JEE Hyewon, SONG Wooyong, KIM Sunah
  • ASSISTANT DIRECTOR  KIM Yuri
  • CINEMATOGRAPY  KANG Sangwoo, SONG Wooyong, WON Sungduk
  • EDITOR  JEE Hyewon, BAE Wonjung, KO Dongsun
  • MUSIC  SONG Junseok

Distribution / World Sales

  • JEE Hyewon  gipsy22@naver.com