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Prayer to our Father

Director
Yujin Kim
Info
2018 | 11min 15sec | color | DCP | English subtitles

 

Screening schedule

Date Time Theater Information
2019.03.22(Fir) 16:00 Lotte Cinema Hongik Univ 2
2019.03.24(Sun) 18:30 Lotte Cinema Hongik Univ 2

 

Synopsis

In the small village of South Korea, women of advanced age secretly whisper their wishes to their Father.

 

Director's Statement

In Sangpyung, a village within Gunsan City in South Korea, a small church has been holding service for almost 70 years. Most of its members are women who are of advanced age who have worked in the kitchen after Sunday service for many years, preparing lunch. In Sangpyung, this weekly feast has been central to maintaining a sense of community. What are these women’s wishes and what do they pray to their God? Through their voices, this piece observes the unique personality of Korean Christianity, combined with the local patriarchal society and overall nationalism. Moreover, it documents the severe phenomenon of rural depopulation, which South Korea is now being faced with.

 

Biography

Yujin Kim
Yu-Jin Kim is a South Korean artist who works primarily in video and Installation.
She graduated fine art (Film and Video) in HBK Braunschweig in the class of Prof. Candice Breitz and Prof. Corinna Schnitt.
Kim is currently studying Korean Christianity which causes her a magnificent internal conflict as an Asian origin. In 2017, She exhibited a video piece, 'Don't forget to pray' in Cuxhaven, Germany, in which she struggles to eat a steak dish with chopsticks.
Prayer to our Father, 2018

2018 Seoul International Senior Film Festival, Korea <Competition>
2018 Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany
2018 Video Party, Lumen Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2019 Video Party x EZO FILM, Kyoto Lumen Gallery, Sapporo Cultural Art Community Center, Japan

 

Staff
Producer     Yu-Jin Kim 
Cinematographer     Yu-Jin Kim 
Editor     Yu-Jin Kim 
    Yu-Jin Kim