A Distant Place / 정말 먼 곳
Fr., 22.10.2021, 17.30, Eldorado
South Korea, 2021, 115 min., OV with English subtitles, (Korea) FSK: 12+
A Distant Place tells the story of Jin-woo (Kang Gil-woo), who peacefully raises his niece Seol-eun (KIM Si-ha) with his friend Hyun-min (HONG Kyung) on a sheep farm in Hwacheon. The peaceful time suddenly ends when Jin-woo’s twin sister, Eun-young (LEE Sang-hee), appears and wants to take her daughter with her. Since she hasn’t worried about her daughter in the last few years, Jin-woo does not want to let that happen. Spurred by anger, Eun-young reveals to Jin-woo’s neighbors his true relationship with his friend. The lives of Jin-woo and Hyun-min suddenly change. They now must deal with chaos, discrimination, and incomprehension.
Director PARK further explained: “I made this film to put a question to different stereotypes, and to break them. […] I wanted to deal with the universal aspect of love, and family” (Interview with Eye For Film).
Director: PARK Kun-young
Screenplay: PARK Kun-young
Cast: KANG Gil-woo, HONG Kyung, LEE Sang-hee, KI Joo-bong, KI Do-young, KIM Si-ha
AWARDS & INVITATIONS (Selection):
Jeonju International Film Festival: JIFF (2020) – JEONJU Cinema Project
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (2020) – Official Selection
PyeongChang International Peace Film Festival (2020) – International Competition
Seoul International Pride Film Festival: SIPFF (2020) – Asia Pride Section – Asian Features
Seoul Independent Film Festival: SIFF (2020) – Feature Competition
Muju Film Festival: MJFF (2020) – Window of Cinema