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4th DMZ Docs(2012)

I AM DOCU



Summer Days in Bloom

GO U-jung, ROH Eun-ji

  • Korea
  • 2012
  • 75min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

The main characters Gabriel and Du-yeol are lovers who live in a small roof top house. The love stor y bet ween the t wo who repeat a cycle of breaking up and get ting back together again become special when we realize they are both gay men infected with HI V/AIDS. T heir conflict occurs from the dif ferent at titudes they take in accepting their illness. For Gabriel who understands his infection was by accident and joins the fight for the rights of homosexuals and those infected with HI V/AIDS, and Du-yeol who is afraid to be discriminated for his illness he is terrified with, there just doesn’t seem room for seeing each other eye to eye. To make mat ters worse, deteriorating eyesight and health as well as the fear of the landlord finding out tears them fur ther apar t. Summer Days in Bloom is not a film that grandiosely claims for the rights of sexual minorities, especially those infected with HI V/AIDS. However, as the film follows the daily lives of the t wo men, it naturally exposes the level of discrimination they are faced with. Even without such obstacle, their daily and love lives are challenged by hardship. How much longer do they have to struggle this repetitive cycle of falling in love and breaking up? T he film poses this question to the audience. (HUH Kyoung) * Funded by Bucheon Media Center Fund for First Appearance

Review

Director

  • GO U-jung, ROH Eun-ji

    Go U-jung and Roh Eun-ji met in college and made a documentary about people living with HIV and their human rights, Over the Border. During production of this film, they got to know Gabriel and captured his life on camera, which led them to their rece nt documentary Summer Days in Bloom. Summer Days in Bloom (2012) Over the Border (2008)​ 

Credit

  • Cinematography 고유정, 노은지, 윤한기, 김두열
  • Editor 고유정, 노은지
  • Sound 표용수

Distributor / Sales

Distributor/Sales  고유정, 노은지

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