The kids living in a village with an incineration plant start collecting marbles coming from nowhere. They think those mysterious things would make their wishes come true. Maybe because they all were hungry for something. But the desires lead them to unexpected consequences. The parents of the kids are into the long dark night.
Rumors spread that collecting 1,000 unknown marbles, rolling around the town, will make your wish come true. The children start to gather the marbles to fulfill their wishes. What stands out in this storytelling is how the director’s perspective. How the director captures the children on camera, knowing what part of the narration should be left out, whether to show a face or not, are not a matter of the director’s style but his ethics. If one watches the film from the director’s perspective, one can experience his/her willingness to contain children’s true self. As if reflecting on this will, childlike outstands. The idea that the most important element in films is not a story but a face came to mind when I saw the faces of children’s pure hope. (SHIN Dongmin)
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