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Cheonggyecheon Medley: A Dream of Iron (청계천 메들리 )

청계천 메들리 (Cheong-gye-cheon Me-deu-li)

Directed by Kelvin Kyung Kun Park (박경근)

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79min | Release date in South Korea :

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.

*Pusan International Film Festival, Wide Angle Section, 2010
*Seoul Independent Film Festival, Invitation, 2010
*Berlin International Film Festival, Forum Section, 2011
*Seoul Independent Documentary Film & Video Festival, 2011
*Hot Docs, Next Section, Canada, 2011
*Planete Doc Film Festival, Poland, 2011
*Los Angeles Film Festival, Documentary Competition, 2011

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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Cheonggyecheon Medley: A Dream of Iron"

    2011/09/10,
    Kelvin Kyung Kun Park's first documentary feature examines the problematic relationship between the subject and the object, the modern and its precursor, as he forges a symbolically rich narrative with an elemental and raw aesthetic. "Cheonggyecheon Medley: A Dream of Iron" is the result of his vision and quest to experience and confront the craft of metal manipulation as it relates to Seoul's rapid industrial development as well as his own family history and sense of self,...More
  • [HanCinema Korea's Photo Diary] Cheonggyecheon: The Streets and the Stream

    2011/09/10,
    This week I reviewed "Cheonggyecheon Medley: A Dream of Iron" and decided to explore to the Cheonggyecheon area and see it with my own eyes. The Cheonggyecheon stream flows long into downtown Seoul and makes for a fasinating walk, but the trip becomes especially interesting when you venture down one of many back alleys and unearth fragments of this areas past role in Seoul's industrial development,...More
  • Upcoming Korean documentary "Cheonggyecheon Medley: A Dream of Iron"

    2011/09/10, Source,
    Added the upcoming Korean documentary "Cheonggyecheon Medley: A Dream of Iron"'s page to HanCinema database,...More
  • Berlin "Korean Film Night": Record-breaking number of people attend

    2011/02/16, Source,
    by Berlin = KIM Hong-chun (KOFIC International Promotion Center, East Europe Manager) On the night of Valentine's Day – when the 61st Berlin International Film Festival began – the 'Korean Film Night' hosted by the Korea Cultural Center in Berlin, was in full swing. The 'Korean Film Night', co-hosted by the Korean Film Council, Pusan International Film Festival, and Women's Film Festival in Seoul, actively supported the promotion of Korean films as this year's Berlin International Film Festival was the first to feature ten Korean films with the night's other function being to promote substantial exchange between Korea and overseas' film businesses. 300 participants were expected at this event, but almost 500 movie movers-and-shakers attended, making it absolutely clear that there was a higher-than-expected interest and very welcome response towards Korean film,...More

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 Kelvin Kyung Kun Park (박경근)
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 Kelvin Kyung Kun Park (박경근)
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79 min DV 16/9 Dolby Digital
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