Jun 2016 VOL.62


  • Moscow
  • by Zachary R. Hooker  / 01.05.2012

  • Original title: 양한마리, 양두마리 (Yang han ma-ri Yang du ma-ri)
    Year: 2009
    Length: 104 min.
    Format: 35mm
    Aspect: 1.85:1
    Color/BW: Color
    Audio: Dolby SRD
    Director: WHANG Cheol-mean
    Cast: SUNG Soo-jung, LEE Hye-jin
    Genre: Drama
    Release Date: Dec. 1, 2011
    International Film Festivals:
                          International Film Festival Rotterdam (2010)
                          San Francisco International Film Festival (2010)
                          Moscow International Film Festival (2010)
                          Busan International Film Festival (2009)
                          Cinegut Films
                          Tel: +82.2.3408.3843
                          Fax: +82.2.3408.4327

    Freshly laid off from her post as a temporary worker, Jin-hee decides to seek out an old friend from her middle school drama club, Ye-won. She finds that Ye-won is now a secretary at a large corporation, looking peaceful and content although she has given up on her dream of becoming an actress. As they converse and reminisce, they realize that despite their current differences, what unites them are the shared aspirations they abandoned when faced with a cold economic reality. Can the two women find in each other a new source of inspiration, or will their meeting only reinforce life’s ruthlessness?
    Whang Cheol-mean studied Media Studies in Mainz and Cinematography at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie in Berlin (DFFB).He was a professor at the Film Department of Sejong University and is the Director of the Korean Independent FilmAssociation.His long list of films includes both fiction and documentary. His first feature<Fuck Hamlet> (1997), screened at the Berlin International Film Festival. <Spying Cam> (2004) won a number of awards including the FIPRESCI Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Loosely based on Anton Chekhov’s play <Three Sisters>, <Moscow> was awarded a NETPAC prize at the 2010 IFFR.
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