Sura: A Love Song
  • Korean Competition
  • The Life of Action-ists
Program Note The Saemangeum land reclamation project forced HWANG Yun to stop her documentary on mud flats in 2006. 10 years later, she moves to Gunsan near Saemangeum and meets a 2 decade-old civilian ecological research group there and realizes that the seawalls haven’t destroyed many occupants of the mud flats. This a moving film that captures the colorful array of life forms and constantly changing mud flat landscapes complimented by a heartfelt and poised narration. The breathtaking images that takes one away from the regrettable reality of a disappearing nature is enough to make this film a ‘must see’.
A pioneer in Korean cinema for her explorations of ‘the relationship between humans and animals’ and ‘life’. Her films have been invited to numerous major film festivals including Berlin and IDFA and are winners of the Busan Int’l Film Festival Woonpa Award and the Yamagata Int’l Documentary Film Festival Best Film Award.
Director HWANG Yun
Country Korea
Year 2022
Running Time 102min
Genre Documentary
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