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robinson or me (From the Far East)

robinson or me (From the Far East)

director: Seouongh Cho
original title: robinson or me (From the Far East)
country: South Korea
year: 1996
running time: 11 min.


We are all Robinson in our own minds. It looks like a room where behind its walls the human soul wanders and drowns in helplessness. Until he discovers solid ground in the form of daily rituals, in the water spraying from the shower, or in the tea bag at the bottom of the mug. The banal detail, accompanied by the adaptation of Karel Krolow's poems and aliquot songs, is fed by spirituality.


"Cho's single-channel tapes and installations are formalist, almost painterly explorations of subjectivity and the subconscious." Seoungho Cho


Seoungho Cho (1959), originally from South Korea, lives and works in New York. In his works, he enriches the everyday world with metaphorical and dreamy lyrics. The Jihlava IDFF presented his films Buoy (2008), Stoned (2013), Blue Desert (2011) and Latency Contemplation 1 and 2 (2016, 2017).

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director: Seouongh Cho
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas