Cheonggyencheon Medley: A Dream of Iron
dir. Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, South Korea, 2010, 79 mins
Section: Fetish and Culture  ·  Competition: Millennium Award
Screening times
May 10 21:00, Kinoteka 2
May 8 19:30, Kinoteka 1
May 9 21:00, Kinoteka 1
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The narrator writes a letter to the ghost of his grandfather wondering if his recurring childhood nightmare of rusted metallic image is related to the family history. After running a scrap metal factory in Tokyo during World War II, his grandfather ended up in Cheonggyecheon of Seoul where rundown small scale metal workshops still exist amidst the gentrifying city. Drawing clues from fragments of dreams and myths relating to the metal, the film reveals the secret alchemy of third world modernity in Cheonggyecheon where these obsolete hand labor still survive. The film attempts to reveal how we shape the metal through techniques such as sand casting and milling machines, only to find out that metals had already shaped us into beings of an industrial society instead.

Wybrane nagrody i festiwale/Selected festivals and awards: 2010 - Festiwal Filmów Niezależnych w Seulu/ Seoul Independent Film Festival, 2010 – MFF Berlin/ Berlin IFF, 2010 - MFF Pusan/Pusan IFF.


Produkcja /Production: KIM Kyungmi

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troche za duzo rzeczy chciał pokazac rezyser i troche nie wyszło. najmocniejsza stroną dla mnie były swietna muzyka (jazz, experimental, ambient) i ujecia maszyn i obróbki stali. dla wytrwałem (ja wytrzymałem 60min) (s3k)