A TOWN WITH A BLUE HILL
Directed by: Joowon Song
Script: Joowon Song
Director of photography: 57STUDIO
Music by: Kim Min Hong
Cast: Kong Young Sun, Kim Min Jae, Kim Sang Yung, Kim Sai Ah, Kim Woo Jin, Kim Yun Ha, Kim Young Eun, Kim Ji Young, Kim Ho Yeun, Moon Jin Hee, Park Hae Mi, Son Na Ye, Son Ji Min, Son Hyun, Lee Byung Yap, Lim Jung Ha, Lim Jin Ho, Yun Se Young, Yang Soo Hyun, Yang Soo Yeon, Yang Young Seon, Jang Sung Hee, Jang Hong Seok, Jun Young Hoon, Jeon Chae Lin, Huh Yong Woon, Han Bit, Special Guest Performer Jean-françois Claude
Country: Republic of Korea
Duration: 15’ 28’’
Genre: Experimental Documentary
Premier date: February 12th, 2018
The enigmatic Pungjeong.gak is a poetic depiction of an invisible village under the desperate threat of urban regeneration. The Cheongpa Hill, which bears the pain and traces of the Korean-Japanese War, is shaken under the issue of urban regeneration. Yeongseon, Hongseok, and ghosts cross the Cheongpa hill where they were sentenced to death in the name of urban redevelopment. To imagine the time there and sing with gestures the traces of unexposed life.
Joowon Song is a professional choreographer/ dance film director based in Seoul, South Korea. She applies her background in contemporary dance and actively interacts with various artistic disciplines. Song’s work highlights the interaction between the body and the city life, with movements that are like an aside in a play. Her work transcends time and space, and she focuses on the act of recording life. Since 2013, she started her research for the Pung Jeong. Gak(風精.刻) series, a site-specific dance film and performance project to revive the city space and produced a number of film episodes and performances so far.