Moving On

  • 105'
  • South Korea
  • 2019

The elephant in the room when Okju, her little brother Dongju and their father move in with the grandpa they hardly know at the end of the school year, is that this is not just because the old man needs care. After his divorce, their father is as good as broke and although grandpa's three-room apartment is pretty unsuitable, it provides temporary shelter to the family. Not long afterwards, their aunt, whose marriage is on the rocks, moves in as well.

Three generations under one roof: a form of cohabitation which was once very normal, nowadays primarily illustrates how poor family relationships are. In a series of unemphatic, yet acutely observed moments, Yoon Dan-bi explores the contemporary meaning of family. A remarkable debut reminiscent of both the themes and style of Japanese master Kore-eda Hirokazu.

Winner IFFR 2020 Bright Future Award.

Director
Yoon Dan-bi
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
South Korea
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
105'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Nam-mae-wui Yeo-reum-bam
Language
Korean
Producers
Kim Gi-hyeon, Yoon Dan-bi
Production Company
ONU Film
Sales
M-Line Distribution
Screenplay
Yoon Dan-bi
Cinematography
Kim Gi-hyeon
Editor
Won Chang-jae
Sound Design
Kim Hyun-wook
Cast
Choi Jung-un, Yang Heung-ju, Park Hyeon-yeong, Park Seung-jun, Kim Sang-dong