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9th DMZ Docs(2017)

I AM DOCU



Walkman

Kim He-rian

  • Korea
  • 2016
  • 12min
  • DCP
  • color/black and white

Synopsis

In front of the park of apartment complex a nineties-years old man comes walking as usual. While young seniors are playing Korean chess in the park, they don’t give him a room to play together due to the generation gap. A main character who sat on the bench discovers a 'Walkman' placed next on it. He is at a loss how to act, plugs the earphone in his ear, and then presses the play button. As suddenly the old man begins to act upside down, the life and the world are rewound at the same time…

Review

An old man, supposedly the protagonist of this animation, picks up an ownerless Walkman from the park bench. Once he presses the play button, time runs backwards, and he travels to the past. In this short journey, the spectators swim along and experience the time and space the old man had led from his earliest times in Anyang to the accumulation of his personal history. Director Kim He-rian’s animation film , with its radiant colors and unfettered shapes, was originally a 5-minute work. Kim recreated this work into a 10-minute film by combining the actual interview footage of the old man in the animation and the making of the film to the animation. Thanks to this process, the audience can now observe the interesting combination of the darkish and wrinkled old man who endured the wind and frost of time, and the elusive vitality of the animation uncannily coexisting.

is a work composed of a consecutive array of a regional history of Anyang and an old man who strives to show his individual existence against an animation making the exterior of objects abstract, and that animation’s flakes. We may become curious of Anyang’s regional history after watching this work of warm and creative dedication towards a being, and what it achieved as a documentary by stimulating the curiosity of an unofficial history. [Kim Sin]​

Director

  • Kim He-rian

    The Walkman (2016) 

Credit

  • ProducerKim He-rian
  • Cinematography Hong In-gee
  • Editor Kim He-rian
  • Music Sert Jimmy
  • Sound Sert Jimmy

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