Asian Cinema Fund 2018

2015 Projects

2015 Post-Production Fund

Project ALONE
Category Korean Project
Project ALONE
Director PARK Hong-min
Country Korea
Director's Profile PARK Hong-min studied Broadcasting & Correspondence at Hallym University, completed the Intensive Course in Film Direction at Dong-ah Institute of Media & Arts, and graduated from Dongguk University Graduate School of Digital Image and Contents with an MFA in Directing. He has directed seven short films that include Rock, Paper, Scissors which was selected for Competition at the Russia VGIK International Film Festival and 88, Generations entered as student-in-competition at the Munich International Film Festival. His feature debut was a 3D film called A Fish in 2011 that was invited to different film festivals including Busan International Film Festival 2011, Rotterdam International Film Festival Tiger Awards Competition 2012, and the Vancouver International Film Festival Dragon and Tigers Award Competition 2012. A Fish received the Citizen Critics' Award at the Busan International Film Festival 2011 and Special Mention Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2012.
 
Synopsis
Sumin is taking photos of the neighborhood from the rooftop of his atelier when he sees a woman killed by masked men. The masked men rush into his atelier after they see him taking photos of the murder scene. His camera is taken away and he is hit on the head with a hammer and killed. Sumin opens his eyes to realize that he is lying naked on a small gazebo in the neighborhood and thinks that he is still dreaming. He escapes from a sobbing woman and a child holding a knife in the alley. He manages to arrive at the atelier, but faces a shocking situation and is put back in chaos. Suddenly a masked man appears and chokes him to death. Sumin wakes up again on the same gazebo. What is happening to him?
Director's Note
I directed this film to present questions and look back at myself through the main character named Sumin. The film describes how Sumin wanders in his memories and faces past memories after being killed by masked intruders. I shot in a long take so that all the memories that Sumin crosses can be seen as one big stream of consciousness. The entire film contains only of 37 cuts.
Festivals
The 20th Busan International Film Festival Korean Cinema Today_Vision

Oct 2 | 20:00 | CGV Centum City 1
Oct 3 | 19:00 | Megabox Haeundae 1&2
Oct 6 | 13:30 | Megabox Haeundae 1&2
Oct 7 | 17:00 | CGV Centum City 5
Oct 9 | 13:00 | Megabox Haeundae 1&2
Still Cut
Contact
parkhongmin@daum.net