9th DMZ Docs(2017)
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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.
<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]
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