27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Myun Yi
original title: 1029 REQUIEM
country: Republic of Korea (South Korea)
running time: 4 min.
synopsisThe film's soundtrack is an ecstatic musical accompaniment to the Korean ritual “kut” performed by a shaman, which connects the living and the dead. The visual component, in turn, combines the experience of distance and proximity: rhythmically shrinking frames, filled with an ever-receding perspective, gradually reveal a central space in the midst of a dense agglomeration that seems to pulsate with music.
“A requiem for those who died with their eyes open.”
biographyMyun Yi (born 1973) is a composer and video artist based in Seoul. His short films often deal with landscape, both natural and urban, as a seemingly fixed process and the relationship between impermanence and eternity. Ji.hlava IDFF has been screening his films since 2014, when his debut film Field was screened at the festival, and most recently in 2021, Hammering Man.
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