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Commune Seoul

Director YOU Jargyoung
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  • Korea│
  • 2016│
  • 90min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Documentary

Overview

A documentary that deals with two landscapes of capitalist Seoul. On one side is ‘Suyu-neomo’, an intellectual community that dreams of a commune. Behind the redevelopment area that they stayed in briefly is another landscape. It is the slums of Seoul which are crumbling under the shadow of prosperity.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
243 2016. 04. 30 17:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 4 KE15
437 2016. 05. 02 18:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 9 KE15GV
752 2016. 05. 05 21:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) TM KE15GV

Review

Commune Seoul is a documentary that shows the 2 different aspects of 21st century capitalism in Seoul. On one side is an intellectual community that dreams of forming a commune. Young humanities scholars learn together through seminars and lectures and hold discussions and debates. They pour over writings by theorists too complex for the average person to perceive and aspire to an awakening through intellectual lectures, yet the power struggle over how this community should be maintained is as fierce as the world outside. As the community members contemplate various ways of using knowledge, the places where they stayed before and the new neighborhood they are in contain the dark, hidden dilapidated landscape of the glamorous city. They are the slums that are being crushed by the shadow of modernization. The camera stares at the two contrasting landscapes that coexist. (KIM Youngjin)

Credit

Director YOU Jargyoung
Screenplay YOU Jargyoung
Producer YOU Jargyoung, GWON Heejin
Cinematography YOU Jargyoung
Art Director YOU Jargyoung
Editor YOU Jargyoung
Music Moby

Director

YOU Jargyoung

Born in 1975, Seoul. She graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in art history. Currently she is teaching contemporary art history at her alma mater while writing articles about image and visual culture in Eastern Asia. Commune Seoul is her first full length film.

Trailer

(Commune Seoul) DIR. YOU Jargyoung

A documentary that deals with two landscapes of capitalist Seoul. On one side is ‘Suyu-neomo’, an intellectual community that dreams of a commune. Behind the redevelopment area that they stayed in briefly is another landscape. It is the slums of Seoul which are crumbling under the shadow of prosperity.