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4th DMZ Docs(2012)

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Wandering Stars

Lee Suk-gyung

  • Korea
  • 2012
  • 81min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

Eun-jung is afraid of becoming an adult, Seung-hee wants to grow up fast to own her own things and the feminine Song-ha buys cosmetics and changes her hairst yle any time she has the oppor tunit y to lay her hands on a sum of money. W hat these three girls who are at the last stage of their teenage years are mostly interested in are romance and looking cool. Unlike their carefree appearance and uninhibited at titudes, they each have personal issues that drove them out of their homes and seek refuge in a shelter for women in distress called ‘ W-ing.’ As they nonchalantly relate why they had to live on their own it is not dif ficult to detect shadows lurking behind their eyes and expressions. The filmmaker Lee Suk- gyung drawn to the self- confident demeanor of the girls she came across by chance follows the stor y of the runaways as they grow into adults during a course of 3 years. At the same time the film also becomes the filmmaker’s self-journal. Like the girls who experience growing pains, the filmmaker, during the 3 years she spent with the girls meets the greatest turning point of her life. Wear y of personal problems and over whelming film work, the filmmaker had fallen into a state of deep depression until this film she had no substantial expectations toward at first gave her the strength to face a new life. Without making any rash assumptions before the girls speak, the filmmaker develops a bond with them which eventually shines through the film. For the girls, the time has passed when opening their eyes in the morning was just another day of dealing with a dismal realit y as they seemed to have reach adulthood in the true sense. Life may still hur t and be overbearing but now they are not afraid to make small but bold steps into the world. (CHUNG Woo-chung)

Review

Director

  • Lee Suk-gyung

    Born in 1964. Lee Suk-gyung graduated with a degree in German Literature from Korea University. She pursued her studies of feminism in graduate school at Ewha Womans University. She is also a graduate of the Korean Academy of Film Art. Lee is currently a representative of women’s community ‘Zoomanet’. Her feature film The Day After (2008) won the NETPAC Award at Berlinale and Jury’s Special Mention at the Pesaro International Film Festival. Lee’s latest work Wandering Stars received the Okrang’s Award during the Women’s Film Festival in Seoul in 2012.  Wandering Stars (2012) The Day After (2008) Once Again (2007) Sunday Afternoon (2006) Go Round the Neighbor (2005) The Age of 38 (2004)​ 

Credit

  • Cinematography 김구영, 하덕현

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