This looks like a really interesting project. One of the organisers of this screening, Daeun Dani Kim of Alpha Art Association, describes it as “A short film on the life of a Korean artist living in London. Unpretentious and surprisingly humourous!” But watching the trailer below is really disorienting. You’re used to seeing films about Koreans, shot in Korea. Speaking Korean, with subtitles for the Western viewer, with street scenes of Seoul in the background. Maybe when they gather together they’ll be drinking soju, and empty green bottles will be gathering on the table.
Here, they’re speaking Korean, with subtitles for the Western viewer, with street scenes of London. They’re talking (in Korean) about going to Brighton. When they drink, the green empty bottles on the table are white wine and beer, not soju. It shouldn’t feel weird, but it does. Very. As an added bonus, you get to meet a couple of artists whose work has been shown at various group exhibitions across London over the past couple of years, so there’s a chance you’ll have seen their work.
The screening of this short film is followed by Q&A with its maker, Ingeun Kim, Make sure you RSVP.
All in all, this is a must-see. Full details follow:
One Fine Day (2012) by Ingeun KIM
Film Screening organised by Alpha Art Association
Date: Dec 8th 2012 Sat. 3pm
Venue: The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NL
One Fine Day (Short Film), 2012
Produced by Red Carpet Spirit
Written & Directed by Ingeun Kim
Director of Photography: Changwoo Ryu
Audio & Boom operator: Vinci An
Art Director: Ilsun Maeng
Starring: Ilsu Hwang, Gemini Kim, Jieun Kwon, Jieun Kim, Adam Cooper, Songhae Lee, Sejung Lee, Bongsu Park