Asian Cinema Fund 2018

2005 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund

Project Phill Soong Ver 2.0 - The Song on the Road
Category KyungSung Fund
Project Phill Soong Ver 2.0 - The Song on the Road
Director TAE Junseek
Country Korea
Director's Profile 1997 [Reports on General Strike Volume 1, 2], Invited to Young Forum of Berlin Film Festival 1998 [From the Crisis of Capital, To the Hope of Labor : 1998, Progress!], Invited to Seoul Human Rights Film Festival 1999 [One Step at a Time], Invited to Pusan International Film Festival, Seoul Human Rights Film Festival, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, and Fribourg International Film Festival 2000 [Days of Human], Invited to Pusan International Film Festival and Seoul Human Rights Film Festival; Awarded Human Rights Film Award of the Year and Best Film Award at Korean Independent Short Film Festival (current Seoul Independent Film Festival) 2001 [Mama Workers], Seoul Independent Documentary Film &Video Festival 2003 [To the Bitter End], Invited to Seoul Human Rights Film Festival, Indieforum, and Seoul Independent Documentary Film &Video Festival 2005 [We Are All GOO], Invited to Seoul Independent Documentary Film &Video Festival, Jeonju International Film Festival, and Indieforum 2005 [Summer Strike], Invited to Seoul Human Rights Film Festival and Seoul International Labor Film and Video Festival 2006 [16 Takes on Korean Society - Spring], Invited to Pusan International Film Festival 2006 [No Copyright, Just Copyleft Vol 1], Invited to Seoul Independent Documentary Film &Video Festival
 
Synopsis
'Pilseung Yeonyoungsuk' is a documentary specifically about Yeon Youngsuk. The history of independent documentary that began from the 1980s faced many difficulties. Over such a period, it's not easy to find a documentary that is specifically about one person. Although some people were portrayed while dealing with a certain theme, there weren't many documentaries in which the person itself served as the courageous person of wisdom for the subject matter that was being dealt with. Wasn't it because of the devotion to one's duty to speak out and be collectively responsible in the midst of many social issues? However, as much as the world is becoming diverse, it is time for the documentarist to show perfunctory result of the introspection and insight. Therefore, 'Pilseung Yeonyoungsuk' will portray Yeon Youngsuk within the given time of his music in the style of direct cinema. As if watching from right beside him, on the stage, on the street and in his room, the camera will quietly try to discover the conditions of his creative activity. Although it is with the help of his music, through his life the introspection will be made about the creator and labor activist who crosses the dreary neoliberalism.
Director's Note
'Pilseung Yeonyoungsuk' is a Rock documentary. This film starts with the music of Yeon Youngsuk and it will end with Yeon Youngsuk's music. At times it will be modern and psychedelic while at other times his ever depressing music will be an important instrument that guides the whole film. Not dressed up or elaborated but totally made up of his own words, his lyrics themselves will have the power to inspire. Therefore, interviews will be restrained as much as possible. The story will be made and expressed with the music made by Yeon Youngsuk from being sorrowfully 'sincere' to decisively 'louder.'
Festivals
2007 Pusan International Film Festival - Wide Angle
2007 Theatrical Release in Korea
2008 Seoul Independent Documentary Film & Video Festival
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