Joung Yumi on „Jon-Jae-Ui Jib“ / interview

Born in Busan, South Korea in 1981. Between 2000 and 2004, she took a degree in fine art at Kookmin University; she subsequently studied animation directing at the Korean Academy of Film Arts. In 2014, she won an award at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair with “Dust Kid”. In 2009, „Dust Kid“ was produced as a short animation and screened in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. „Math Test“ was presented in the 2010 Berlinale Shorts section; „Love Games“ was similarly invited to the Berlinale in 2013. She became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2020.

What was your starting point for “Jon-Jae-Ui Jib”?

I like the shape of the house.
I wanted to express the process of collapse of that shape.

Do you have a favorite moment in the film? Which one and why this one?

It’s a one-take movie.
So It’s a single scene, so there’s no such thing as a specific scene.
I just like the whole scene.

What do you like about the short form?

With one simple idea I can make a movie.

Photo ©Heinrich Völkel

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