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3th DMZ Docs(2011)

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The Temple of Hemp Valley

JI Hyun-young

  • Korea
  • 2011
  • 32min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

Aiming at sanctity but stepping into secularity; living in the secular world without becoming secular; and embracing sanctity and secularity at the border between the two – this is what a temple is. The Temple of Hemp Valley opens and closes with powerful drumming as if waking up people, and shows the everyday life of a temple, hidden from most worldly people, in a humorous but serious manner. There is an incinerator to burn garbage, but you cannot put garbage in; a Buddhist monk carefully draws a Buddhist painting and a disciple talks about the “hunger of art”; a stork flies with an elegant movement before peeing, and then a jet and helicopter fly across the sky; the monk enjoys a chestnut fallen on the ground and the following footage shows chestnuts in the container named “lunch box for squirrels”; the monk is dumbfounded when he finds out that he cannot plant a tree in the yard because it is concrete ground; and the monk cannot kill the otter that eats up the colored carps because it is a natural monument. These countless ironies all teach us that sanctity and secularity are not so different from each other. (KANG Seokpil)

Review

Director

  • JI Hyun-young

    Born in Seoul in 1982, she graduated from Chung-ang University in 2007. Her debut film is Into the Blue.  The Temple of Hemp Valley (2011) Into the Blue (2007)​​ 

Credit

  • Cinematography JI Hyun-young
  • Editor JI Hyun-young

E-mail

E-mail  stroll3@gmail.com