Okju and Dongju move into their grandpa’s house during their summer vacation after their father went broke. While young Dongju well adapts to his new home, Okju rather feels awkward about this new environment. Soon after their soon-to-be-divorced aunt also moves in, and as Okju spends time with her family, the house and her grandpa are starting to grow on her. However, when her grandpa gets sick, father and aunt decide to send him to the sanatorium and sell the house.
(South Korea, 1990). Her short film Fireworks was screening in 2015 at the Daegu Independent Short Film Festival and then at the Korea Youth Film Festival in 2017. Moving On is her first feature film and it screened in Busan International Film Festival, where it won four awards.
Fireworks (cm, 2015), Moving On ( 2020).
“On the way back home after school, one of my friends started telling us a story about her family. Other friends joined the conversation, sharing problems they each had within their families. While hearing their stories, I felt a sense of relief, which assured me that it wasn’t just my family that had issues. Feeling relieved, however, I failed to tell the story of my own. I’m dedicating this film, ten years later, as the response to the unanswered question that evening.”