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Shiineui Bang [Poet's room]

Venice Immersive
Director:
Bomsok Ku
Production:
Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation
Running Time:
23'
Language:
Korean
Country:
South Korea
Main Cast:
Lee Sang Yoon, Yoo Ho Hwan, Na Ji Hyung, Yoon Dong Gi, Jeon Sook Kyung
Screenplay:
Sohn Kihoon
Cinematographer:
Shin Seunghyun
Music:
Chang Yong Jin
Art director:Bryan Ku
Lead developer:Kang Wonchul
Developers:Jo Gwangchul, Choi Yoonjung, Cho Yerim, Kim Seungbeom, Oh Kyungeun, Min Dong joon, Grant Lee, Kang JeongJoong, Park Jae Wook, Kim Ji Hyun, Kim Hyea won, Scott Seungpil Jung, Zeon Seung Woo, Park Jae Hyun
Lead designer:Lee Young Un
Hologram box design:Paik Nakmin
Hologram contents design:Kim Seungbeom
Sound designer:Hong Sung Kyu (Record Factory)

Synopsis

This is the story of a man who loved literature and was a prolific poetic writer. The poet’s name was Yun Dong-ju, and he lived a tragic life which was cut far too short by an untimely death before Korea’s independence, without the chance to ever witness the moment he had wished for throughout his short life. This VR film was produced to present an understanding of the time, in which Yun Dong-ju lived, through his world of poems. His final moments may have been tragic, but the literary device of dreams can be used to vicariously fulfill his wishes and commemorate his sublime sacrifice. When the visitors open his handwritten manuscripts, his life story is narrated along with the poems. The train, headed for Gyeongseong, crossing the ocean signifies how Yun Dong-ju had left for Gyeongseong with aspirations to study literature, but could never return from the prisons of a foreign land across the sea. Each narrated fragment of memory is a remembrance of the past, and Yun’s dream harbored in a small room reflects a precarious and realistic future. Nevertheless, the stories in Yun’s dreams progress from winter and conclude in a world of spring, and the viewers, along with Yun Dong-ju, may fly through the innumerable stars in the night sky.

Director’s Statement

Poet Yun Dong-ju translated the profound observations of the tragic times he lived in into beautiful poetry. Likewise, I studied poet Yun Dong-ju in depth and framed his life and artistic vision into a film. Within the format of VR that offers a transcendental experience taking viewers to another world, I opted for a progression that is different from existing storylines about historical figures. I hope this film can allow the audience to get better acquainted with poet Yun Dong-ju, take in his artistic vision, and enjoy the novel experience of being part of the story.

Trailer

PRODUCTION/DISTRIBUTION

PRODUCTION: Miyeon Shin – Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation
3rd Floor, 18-1, Toegye-ro 36ga-gil, Jung-gu
04626 – Seoul, Republic of Korea
Tel. +82 1034881341
smy@chf.or.kr
https://www.k-heritage.tv/filmfestival/poetsroom

WORLD SALES: Jongmoon Lee – FURMO DT
351 Gonghang-daero, Gangseo-gu
07590 – Seoul, Republic of Korea
Tel. +82 1093551975
jmlee@furmo.co.kr

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Jongmoon Lee – FURMO DT
351 Gonghang-daero, Gangseo-gu
07590 – Seoul, Republic of Korea
Tel. +82 1093551975
jmlee@furmo.co.kr

PRESS OFFICE: Miyeon Shin – Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation
3rd Floor, 18-1, Toegye-ro 36ga-gil, Jung-gu
04626 – Seoul, Republic of Korea
Tel. +82 1034881341
smy@chf.or.kr
https://www.k-heritage.tv/filmfestival/poetsroom

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Miyeon Shin – Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation
3rd Floor, 18-1, Toegye-ro 36ga-gil, Jung-gu
04626 – Seoul, Republic of Korea
Tel. +82 1034881341
smy@chf.or.kr
https://www.k-heritage.tv/filmfestival/poetsroom


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