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Resilience (회복의 길)

회복의 길 (Hoi-bok-eui Gil)

Directed by Tammy Chu (태미 추)


75min | Release date in South Korea :

"Resilience" is a co-production between South Korea and the USA

Each year, thousands of children are sent to the West for adoption. South Korea has sent more children than any other country, an estimated 200,000 over the past 55 years. Despite being one of the world’s strongest economies, it continues to do so. With every new family created by adoption, another family gets torn apart.

A story of loss and separation, Resilience is a character-driven documentary that takes a unique look at international adoption from the perspective of a Korean birth mother and her American son. A single story among the thousands of stories untold, the film follows the remarkable journey of Myungja as she reconnects with her son Brent (Sung-wook) after 30 years apart. Through their initial reunion on national television to subsequent meetings and departures, they attempt to build a relationship amidst family betrayal and the legacy of adoption. But with so many obstacles--language, culture, distance, and unspoken loss--can two strangers find a way to become mother and son?


Resilience | Cast

  • No Myunja (노명자)
    Self, Mom
    (본인, 엄마)
  • Brent (브렌트)
    Self, Son
    (본인, 아들)

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  • Hyeon Bin and Clara 8 years ago

    2013/07/23, Source,
    Actor Hyeon Bin and Clara's picture from 8 years ago is drawing eyes. A video of a commercial from 8 years ago was posted online recently,...More
  • Korean-American Director Rediscovers Roots

    2011/11/27, Source,
    Tammy Chu was adopted by an American family at the age of nine and raised in rural New York state. She never saw another Korean until she went to college. "I remember what my birth parents looked like, but I forgot how to speak Korean and memories of Korean culture also disappeared from my mind", she recalls. Chu became a documentary film director and came back to Korea in 1998 for a project. "When I came to Seoul, it felt strange yet familiar and uncomfortable yet comfortable".,...More
  • Taboo topics turn Proustian in 'Re-encounter'

    2011/02/10, Source,
    Yoo Da-in appears in scene from "Re-encounter", which follows the story of a young woman searching for her daughter, thought to be adopted. / Courtesy of Indiestory By Lee Hyo-won A scorned lover, a dementia-stricken widow and even a sickly stray dog meander through memories and abandoned houses. In "Re-encounter", these dusty, depressing subjects, paired with uncomfortable issues like teenage pregnancy, adoption and animal rights, all somehow melt into a beautiful, poetically sparse mise-en-scene,...More
  • San Diego Fest selects 7 Korean films
    2010/10/08, Source,
    A total of seven Korean features will be showcased to California audiences at the upcoming 11th San Diego Asian Film Festival, set to run Oct. 21 – 28. The fest will screen 140 films from 20 countries with a line-up of both commercial and art house favorites.

    Korean films in the program run th,...
  • [Korea Today] A peculiar family portrait, not yet complete

    2010/09/29, Source,
    Filmmaker documents post-adoption family reunion By Lee Hyo-won In any given fairytale, heroes overcome obstacles to arrive at a rewarding finale, but the lingering question remains — what happens in the happily ever after part? It's been 60 years since the Korean War (1950-53) broke out, but its remnants continue to haunt: beginning with war orphans, some 200,000 children were sent for international adoption. Television programs here frequently feature adoptees sharing their life story in a 30-second recap to search for their birth families and have dramatic reunions,...More
  • [Chuseok] English-subtitled films to catch eyes

    2010/09/20, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won

    The nation's biggest holiday means migrating to hometowns en masse for Seoulites, but for some local residents it might mean trying to find something to do in the eerily vacant city,...
  • PIFF announces supported projects
    2008/08/13, Source,
    The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) disclosed the selected projects to receive support from the 2008 Asian Cinema Fund (ACF). The fund consists of three categories, namely: Development, Post-production, and documentary. PIFF selected 27 film projects from Korea and other Asian countries.

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 Produced by
 Tammy Chu (태미 추)
75 min HD 16/9
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Airing dates : 2010/09/30

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