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Synopsis

Director

What constitutes a home? Jun-ho gets beat up after soccer practice by his own teammates because he played too eagerly in offence. He picks up his younger half-brother from school, feeds him, puts him to bed in the evenings and makes breakfast for the whole family. Their mother does the best she’s capable of at parenting, but she’s mostly off to work and both of the different fathers of the two sons are long gone from their lives with only one of them paying the alimonies.

Their life is far from perfect but at least they have something to call a home. That becomes under threat when Jun-ho’s mother gets into a car accident with the new wife of her last husband, the father of Jun-ho’s half-brother, with both women left in a coma. The man instantly accepts his own son, but is reluctant to take Jun-ho, a son of from different father to live with them. The 12-year-old, left alone with no one to depend on and to provide care for him now painfully learns that home is not only a concept tied to a place but even more so an emotional safe zone and a network of people.

Director Kim Jong-woo’s quiet, heartfelt drama reflects on the modern urban problem of easy breakups and unsteady social relations which often leaves children without the proper parenting and guardianship they need in life. Through creating a socially complex situation he studies, in subtle use of detail, how the shifting of balances and ruptures in the interpersonal safety nets can alter the perception of what it is to belong to a home.

Hannes Aava

Kim Jong-woo

is currently enrolled in the Film Department of Korea National University of Arts. He has taken part as the assistant director of „The Net“, a feature film directed by Kim Ki-duk. His short film, „No Shadow“ was invited to Pusan International Film Festival and Sydney International Film Festival. „Home“ is his first feature film.

Filmography

  • Hom (Home, 2017)

Schedule

25.11.2017
18:00 - 20:11
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 091002
Guests (3)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Kim Jong-Woo, Producer Kim Soon-Mo, Crew Kim Ji-Hye
27.11.2017
16:00 - 17:41
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 111003
Guests (2)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Kim Jong-Woo, Producer Kim Soon-Mo
28.11.2017
19:00 - 20:41
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 10
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 120701
Guests (2)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Kim Jong-Woo, Producer Kim Soon-Mo
29.11.2017
21:15 - 22:56
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 131903
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

First Feature Competition

Film info

Country: South Korea
Year: 2017
Duration: 101 minutes
Language: Korean
Director: Kim Jong-woo
Writer: Kim Jong-woo
DOP: Lee Seung-joo
Montage: Park Min-sun
Composer: Park Young-min
Cast: Lee Hyo-jye , Heo Joon-seok, Lim Tae-poong, Kim Ha-n
Productions: Ato, Cube Imageworks
Festival: Scholarship of 5000 euros from Jameson

Synopsis

Director

What constitutes a home? Jun-ho gets beat up after soccer practice by his own teammates because he played too eagerly in offence. He picks up his younger half-brother from school, feeds him, puts him to bed in the evenings and makes breakfast for the whole family. Their mother does the best she’s capable of at parenting, but she’s mostly off to work and both of the different fathers of the two sons are long gone from their lives with only one of them paying the alimonies.

Their life is far from perfect but at least they have something to call a home. That becomes under threat when Jun-ho’s mother gets into a car accident with the new wife of her last husband, the father of Jun-ho’s half-brother, with both women left in a coma. The man instantly accepts his own son, but is reluctant to take Jun-ho, a son of from different father to live with them. The 12-year-old, left alone with no one to depend on and to provide care for him now painfully learns that home is not only a concept tied to a place but even more so an emotional safe zone and a network of people.

Director Kim Jong-woo’s quiet, heartfelt drama reflects on the modern urban problem of easy breakups and unsteady social relations which often leaves children without the proper parenting and guardianship they need in life. Through creating a socially complex situation he studies, in subtle use of detail, how the shifting of balances and ruptures in the interpersonal safety nets can alter the perception of what it is to belong to a home.

Hannes Aava

Kim Jong-woo

is currently enrolled in the Film Department of Korea National University of Arts. He has taken part as the assistant director of „The Net“, a feature film directed by Kim Ki-duk. His short film, „No Shadow“ was invited to Pusan International Film Festival and Sydney International Film Festival. „Home“ is his first feature film.

Filmography

  • Hom (Home, 2017)
Scholarship of 5000 EUR from Jameson.