Interview with Jung Won-hee: I Used the Music, the Camera, and the Lights to Show Her Feelings

After directing the quick movie “Abnormal Lady” (2009), Jung Gained-hee went to France to review. At Paris 3 College, she accomplished her grasp′s diploma with a thesis on movement image aesthetics. She directed a number of quick movies, together with “Francois: (2013) and “Belle Ville” (2016) in Paris. “Doom Doom” is Jung Gained-hee′s first characteristic movie.

On the event of her being a member of the Marc Haaz Jury at FICA Vesoul, we communicate along with her concerning the inspiration behind the movie, digital music, the connection between moms and daughters, working with Kim Yong-ji and Yoon Yoo-sun and different subjects

Translation by Talgat Abdrakhmanov

What was the inspiration behind the movie? 

I actually like digital music, not just for dancing but in addition as a result of it helps me overcome my stress. It is a story specializing in the connection of a mom and her daughter and I used music to precise the emotions of those two characters, with the truth that the music is intense, primarily mirroring the methods the daughter’s coronary heart beast and the truth that she needs to flee actuality. 

How concerning the different facet of the film, relating to the connection of the mom and the Thai lady she “adopts”?

After dropping her husband, the mom turned relatively non secular. Because the Thai lady, Kanila left her baby in her nation, the mom needed to assist her, however primarily, the lady doesn’t want any assist. Nonetheless, the mom continues to assist the Thai lady, though she is relatively impartial. In-a doesn’t like this angle of her mom and that’s the reason there are some dangerous emotions between the 2 of them. In the long run, nonetheless, I-na begins understanding the Thai lady, since her child can be residing with one other household. Furthemore,Kanila is the one one who understands how I-na feels, as a result of there are not any different individuals within the protagonist’s life that may accomplish that. That is the function of the Thai lady throughout the narrative. 

What’s your opinion on motherhood? 

Typically talking, the relationships between moms and daughters are at all times difficult. For boys, this can be a relatively tough idea to know, as a result of their relationships with their moms are a lot completely different. So, making a distance between a mom and a daughter is tough; within the film, I-na tries to maintain a distance however her mom insists on being very shut. Usually, as a result of for women, their moms are the individuals closest to them, it’s simpler to be friction there, even when they do love one another in the long run. In the course of the course of the film, I-na discovers her mom, which is actually the principle subject of “Doom Doom”.

Are you able to give us some particulars concerning the digital music scene in Korea? 

It’s nonetheless underground, individuals in Korea normally have no idea a lot about it. Ok-pop is way more widespread. Within the film, I-na is thinking about digital music, however digital has many types inside, considered one of which is EBM, which is the most well-liked subgenre. She, nonetheless, chooses one other fashion, techno, and her buddies don’t perceive why she selected this type of music, since EBM is way more widespread. I-na selected techno as a result of this type of music expresses her emotions higher, significantly when she skilled exhausting instances. 

Why does the membership proprietor insist on taking part in music that’s not widespread, though that is main his membership to shut?

Each the proprietor and I-na like techno, and that’s how they turned buddies to start with. I-na nonetheless just isn’t certain about him, however as time passes, she realizes that, although the individuals round solely take care of cash, he retained his humanity, and he didn’t change to be able to get extra. It’s the identical factor with cinema, between the mainstream and the impartial.

Would the 2 of them ever change into a pair if the film continued?

No. They respect one another, however that’s all there may be. 

How was your cooperation with Kim Yong-ji and Yoon Yoo-sun?

Kim Yong-ji is a brand new actress, since earlier than “Doom Doom”, she solely performed in TV sequence, and he or she was fairly enthusiastic concerning the half. I used to be actually tough, since In-a seems in nearly all of the scenes, however in the long run, we had fun capturing the film. Yoon Yoo-sun, who performs the mom, is extra well-known, since she has performed in lots of motion pictures and TV sequence. She additionally loved taking part in an impartial manufacturing. 

Are you able to inform us a bit concerning the cinematography and the visible facet of the movie normally? 

Itaewon is an space in Seoul the place many foreigners dwell. Because the bar and the membership within the film are positioned on this space, the place the multicultural component is kind of intense, I needed to precise this truth by way of the intense colours and lights. When In-a returns to her condominium, the colours are a lot darker, which higher mirror her actuality. Since In-a, similar to most Korean girls, just isn’t significantly expressive along with her emotions, it’s tough for the viewer to know what she is considering. Due to this fact, I used the music, the digicam, and the lights to indicate her emotions. 

What’s your opinion relating to the Korean film trade in the meanwhile? 

It is vitally tough for impartial filmmakers to shoot good motion pictures, whereas mainstream ones will not be that good. After administrators like Bong Joon-ho, Park Chan-wook, Kim Jee-woon and many others, there will not be many worthy, no second technology, as a result of, in the course of the 2000s,when the aforementioned began directing, there have been many alternatives to shoot completely different sorts of cinema, experiment, one thing that doesn’t exist now. 

Are you engaged on any new tasks? 

I’m writing a brand new script in the meanwhile.



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