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Mother - 2011 (어머니)

어머니 (Eo-meo-ni)

Directed by Tae Jun-seek (태준식)

Documentary

102min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
On narrow streets of Changsin-dong are people living along. And a grandmother. She is Madame Lee So-seon (her name means ‘a little angel from the sky.’). After the death of her son, Martyr Chun Tae-il, she stood by those who were living painful, harsh lives. She has lived a beautiful and wise life. She was always upright and honest. She was a mother for everyone who dreamed of a humane world. And there are Baek Dae-hyun and Hong Seung-yi, actors who tried to portray the last moments of Chun Tae-il and Lee So-seon with every fiber of their bodies. They have sublimated the pain and scars into beautiful art. What would Lee So-seon mean to them? "Everyone, thank you." The film, "Mother," is the last laugh, the last cry, and the last message she left for the world through the camera.

Director's Statement
In the beginning, it was to find some sort of comfort in a time of insecurity and crisis. I wanted to be consoled by a woman that everyone calls ‘mother,’and the camera was just an excuse. Slowly and gradually, I reached out to her and started learning about her not by words or rumors but by my own senses. She was an ordinary grandmother. Should I portray her from the media’s point of view? I was confused at once, but somehow I ended up owing much to her. I came to understand the time we are living in, and she started opening up to my camera and me. But she could not beat time, and she is no longer here. Far from getting comfort, I was often scolded and sent to run errands for her. Now the initial intention is already long forgotten. Just because I was by her side at her last moment, I’m faced with the responsibility of comforting the world. I have to deal on my own the sense of loss that I feel – the loss of a person who twinkled and united people’s hearts with her own fragrance.

Festivals

The 16th Gangju Human Rights Film Festival(2011)/Opening Film
Gangneung Humanrights Film Festival(2011)
The 3th DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival(2011)

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Mother - 2011 | Cast

  • Lee So-sun (이소선)
    As
    Self
  • Jeon Tae-sam (전태삼)
    As
    Self
  • Wang Mo-rim (왕모림)
    As
    Self
    (본인)
  • Baek Dae-hyeon (백대현)
    As
    Self
  • Hong Seung-i (홍승이)
    As
    Self
    (본인)

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Distribution
Indiestory (인디스토리)
Staff
 Tae Jun-seek (태준식)
 Cinematographer
 Tae Jun-seek (태준식)
 Editor
Technics
102 min 
Web site
sosun.tistory.com...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2012/04/05
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2012.04.29 : 3 358 admissions (total)
As of 2012.04.22 : 3 063 admissions (total)
As of 2012.04.15 : 2 458 admissions (total)
As of 2012.04.08 : 1 512 admissions (total)

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