There are several movies that portray the social subject within their country boundaries. But I think there’s a charm implicit when the production involves real people and lives. The power of documentary movies is to show us real life events. Adding to the image, the feelings and thoughts of those involved in it. There is usually with a message to deliver. My Place is this type of movie. An intimate one.
Of course director’s eye has to do its magic. In this particular case, his family is the one being pointed at, so we might be able to find emotions trespassing the screen.
Synopsis of My Place – Korean movie
In My Place we will be able to go through the life of director’s younger sister. She got pregnant at an early age and decides to raise her child alone. This creates a division in her family and she resolves to emigrate to Canada. Not only because of her family attitude (mainly her father’s) but to scape from the criticism that the situation will bring to her and her kid.
Movie is made with footage technique of really intimate moments when the director decides to film his sister’s trip back home. As you may know it’s hard to raise a child alone in Korea. So when they go back, she needs to find a way to be an untraditional family in a society that is not ready for it. Above all that, to heal the past that broke the internal relationship within her parents.
Director and maker of this documentary is PARK Moon-chil.
You can check out the theatrical trailer: