Short Film Review: Belle Ville (2016) by Jung Won-hee

Throughout her time finding out in Paris 3 College, “Doom Doom” director Jung Gained-hee shot plenty of shorts, with the final one, “Belle Ville” being the one which principally circulated within the pageant circuit, notably in Korea.

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The story revolves round Yeon-hwa, an unlawful Chinese language-Korean employee, who has been attempting to make a residing in Paris however now finds herself having to return again to her residence nation, since her son is sick. So as to take action, her twin sister will arrive in France to take her place. On the day the change is about to occur, nonetheless, nothing goes as deliberate.

Within the 26 minutes of the brief, Jung manages to do two issues fairly effectively. The primary one is to spotlight the difficulties (unlawful) immigrants face abroad, with the primary scenes exhibiting the boundaries language poses and the later ones how the truth that they depend upon others for almost all of their wants can hamper the achievement of any sort of needs they’ve. The second is to create an environment of pressure and angst that borders on the horrific after a trend, with the despair that takes over Yeon-hwa after some extent being palpable and relatively entertaining in its presentation, primarily carrying the film from starting to finish. That this facet outcomes from practical premises additionally provides to the general environment and method of the movie, whereas that Jung has included some notions that present that not all the pieces within the lives of immigrants is unhealthy, since a stage of comradership and assist to one another does exist, additionally strikes into the identical, real-life path. One may say that there’s some prejudice right here, since plainly all the lads in Yeon-hwa’s life deal with her effectively, whereas the one lady is actually the “villain” of the story, however even this facet is of course embedded within the narrative, and doesn’t look pressured or extreme in any respect.

The film additionally advantages probably the most by Lee Sang-hee’s efficiency within the protagonist position, who really excels within the agonizing components of the film, with the finale within the airport being notably memorable. Kim Quickly-yong’s cinematography is on a relatively excessive stage as effectively, with the night time photographs particularly and a collection of frames that mirror Yeon-hwa’s agony being the spotlight. Lee Yeon-jeong’s enhancing leads to a comparatively quick tempo that fits the context properly.

“Belle Ville” is a superb brief, that manages to speak its sociopolitical feedback via a relatively entertaining method.



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