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The Family of One Hundred Years

KIM Duk-chul
Korea, Japan 2021 143min DCP color Documentary 12 World Premiere
Overview

In Kawasaki, Japan, 1st to 3rd generation of Korean-Japanese and Americans share their daily lives and wish for a symbiotic society. The inter-Korean summit in 2000 brought reconciliation and hope to the divided Korean community. Meanwhile, hundreds of hateful demonstrators are approaching Sakuramoto, the Korean residence, amid deepening tensions between Japan and Korea in 2016.

Review

Director Kim Duk-chul´s The Family of One Hundred Years is a film with backstories. It is connected to his previous films, which were screened at the Busan International Film Festival under the name A Hundred-Year Journey of the Family in 2011 and at the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival under the title One Hundred Years: The Journey of the Family in 2015. But to be precise, the previous films can be considered as two different edited versions. The Family of One Hundred Years, which will be screened in Jeonju this year, is a completely revised version that summarizes the stories from the two films in part 1 and adds part 2 with new episodes. The film, which deals with stories from 2000 to the latest, is set in Kawasaki, where a number of Korean residents in Japan live. Part 1 introduces the history of the human rights movement and activists of Korean residents in Kawasaki, Japan, and Part 2 talks about the "hate speech" by Japan´s far-right in Kawasaki since 2016, and the struggle of Korean residents in Japan against it. (MOON Seok)

CREDIT
  • ProducerKIM Duk-chul, KIM See-woo, KIYOSHIMA Toshihisa, LEE Soong-kyum
  • CinematographyKIM Duk-chul
  • MusicJANG Sa-ik(Theme Song)
  • EditorKIM Duk-chul, HONG Soo-dong
  • SoundKIM Duk-chul, MATHUMOTO Ryuji
CastLEE In-ha, RO Eun, KWAK Jong-soo, LEE Yong-kyu, CHOI Kangija, INOKAWA Izumi, Elise FOXWORTH
FILM SOURCE
KWANG JUNG FILM / filmkj@gmail.com
DIRECTOR
KIM Duk-chul
He graduated from the Department of Cinema at Nihon University, Japan. He directed three films, including The River of Reconciliation (1994) which won the Kinema Junpo Awards. He also received the Woonpa Awards at the Busan International Film Festival for People Crossing The River (2006).
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