28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Dusty Snare and Islands
director: Chae Yu
original title: Dusty Snare and Islands
running time: 50 min.
synopsisAn amateur female musician accidentally finds a set of drums on a deserted Thai island. The very unlikely situation launches the minimalist story of a film labyrinth, which turns into a journey from rehearsal to public performance. The conceptual film weaves images and sounds, often returning in reframing or recontextualisation, into the equivalent of a rhythmic piece of music. The audio-visual medium conveys intense emotions that defy superficial rational interpretation behind the recurring leitmotif of beating drums. A film unfolds on the screen before your eyes that you literally have to tune in to.
biographyChae Yu (1996) lives and works in Seoul, South Korea, and has an inclination for the experimental stream of filmmaking. She is particularly interested in experiencing different expressive positions in sound and image, filmed on both digital equipment and a 16mm camera.
more about film
|Suhyun Jeon, Chae Yu