8th DMZ Docs(2016)
I AM DOCU
Is there a definite border between friendship and love that people feel? Friends at school talk affectionately to each other, walking down the hall in hand or arm-in-arm, and they also never mind giving a sweet hug to each other. As long as they value each other, sometimes they feel jealous of him or her, as more than just friends …
Does a border exist between friendship and love? We Can Call It Love starts with this common question. Even the title is ‘we can call it love.’ The director, however, connects this obvious question with the story the director has always wanted to talk and deliver. It was interviews that make the film even reasonable to be produced. Director’s question on friendship and love and friends in same age group speak out with various answers. What lingers after the screening is their live facial expressions. They look bright, serious, thrilling, and excited. They don’t give predictable answers which you might have heard; they share the experiences of their own or of someone beside them. When they need to make assumptions to answer, there always are he/she they care about. These questions and answers and the noise they make produced this adorable work, anyone want to watch twice. The message of this film is that the standard of the border between friendship and love doesn’t have to be sex and this message exerts its own power when they talk about someone really exists. The emotion between people is not controlled by the norm fixed by other people. Dealing with somewhat sensitive issue around love, the film shows its strength in its questioning in connection with specific person, situation and experience and in exploring answers. [Lee Hye-rin]
Then We Became Third Graders (2014) Many people are living a looked-up life by other people's eyes and expectations. Then is it possible for those, going through a little bit special love, to be honest with their natural emotions? The true meaning of love that I think is a deep feeling full of affection toward a ‘person’ regardless of anything else. Sometimes friends in subtle emotion including the strong sense of jealous and longing may have been afraid to be frank. I hope we could accept the natural difference of gender identity as one of the various differences that we have between each other, and look back on our own perception of what the essence of love is.
Contribution / World Sales Min Geo