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MARIANNE AND MARGARET Screen at Innsbruck International Film Festival

Jun 19, 2018
  • Writer by Pierce Conran
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Special Invitation for Korean Doc on Austrian Nurses at IFFI

The documentary, Marianne and Margaret, was recently screened at the Innsbruck International Film Festival. This year’s IFFI took place from May 29 to June 3.

From director Andrea YOON, Marianne and Margaret focuses on the Austrian nurses Marianne Suede and Margaret Pisarek who traveled to Sorok Island off the southern tip of Korea in 1962 and spent several decades there for taking care of the sick before returning to their home country in 2005. Both Marianne and Margaret were from Innsbruck.

The film was screened on June 3 at IFFI and a subsequent screening took place two days later after the festival for 100 students of the Innsbruck Nursing University, which featured a Q&A session with Director YOON.

Prior to directing, Andrea YOON (aka YOON Se-young) worked his way up through the camera departments of A Family (2004), Running Wild (2006) and Les Formidables (2006) before switching to the directing departments of Voice of a Murderer (2007) and Private Eye (2009). He then worked as a screenwriter on the Korean Academy of Film Arts 3D omnibus MAD SAD BAD (2014) and as an assistant director on LEE Yoon-ki’s A Man and a Woman (2016). Marianne and Margaret is his first feature production and welcomed almost 30,000 viewers on limited release in the area in 2017.
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