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1th DMZ Docs(2009)

I AM DOCU



Heavenly Salmon

Kim Jung-in

  • Korea
  • 2009
  • 78min
  • HDCAM
  • color

Synopsis

Heavenly Salmon is a story of the elderly living in the ‘Beautiful Home,’ in Wanju, North Jeolla Province. Like the title implies, it portrays the final days of thirteen elderly women who want to return to where they were born and end their lives there. Daily lives of these women, whose average age is over 80, are consistently calm and lonely. They are just counting the remaining days, waiting for the divine call from the God. The only thing they enjoy and look forward to is the visit from their family. During these short visits, they never stop worrying about their children and husbands. After hurriedly bidding farewell to the family, they look out the window and wipe out tears around their wrinkled eyes. Still, there are more than just silence and hopelessness in their lives. They experience strong affection for life as well as despair; they have empathy for one another as well as hatred; and they cannot help but feel remorseful and sad - these are all part of their lives as they live like a family. The camera delves into the lives of the elderly women and vividly captures the faces of them, who are standing on the border between life and death. (Park Sun-young)

Review

Director

  • Kim Jung-in

    Kim Jung-in was born in 1982 and graduated from School of film, TV, Multimedia, Korea National University of Arts. He was selected as the winner of Short film competition in the 6th Seoul Christianity Film Festival in 2008. His recent film Heavenly Salmon was invited to Seoul Independent Documentary Festival, Women’s Film Festival in Incheon and 7th Seoul Christianity Film Festival. Currently, he works in Advocacy of World Vision. Heavenly Salmon (2009) 하늘에 계신 (2008)카바넷을 찾아서 (2007)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerKim Jong-kee
  • Cinematography Lee Seung-joo, Kim Jung-in
  • Editor Kim Jung-in, Go Seok-hee
  • Music Jung Matthew

Production Company & Distributor

Production Company & Distributor  Kim Jung-in

Address  910ho, 102dong, Jin-Heung Heights, Uadong, Jeonju Si, Deokjin-gu, Jeollabuk-Do, Korea

Email  rlawjddls82@hanmail.net​