The film begins in a classroom of blind children, who are picking up basic skills. The film then segues into the preparation in Pyeongchang where workers are building the Paralympic Village. Ironically, we see handicapped folks climbing laboriously up the high stadium steps, or waiting patiently for the limited handicapped toilets. We see the struggles of the athletes, trying to fit false legs on and making sure that their special gear are in order. In the ancient history of the Olympics, it began as funeral games of athletic feats in honour of dead heroes. In later years, the games became a religious rite and now it is a nexus for geopolitics, for nations to express their dominance. All these aspects can be recognised in this film, even the North Korean scenes. But lest you forget, the film returns to the blind child. For him, his victory is going out into the world that is not yet barrier-free. (Philip CHEAH)
[Screening Information]-UMFF On Air (Online Screening) / 10.23 ~ 11.01 (10 days) / World-wide Open
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Park has directed Motel Cactus, Camel(s), Garibong, Yanji, Picture of Hell, Old Love, I Hear Your Heart Beat and among others that won prizes at various film festivals. While making films, he served as chairperson of KAFA, vice-principal of AFA and as festival director of Cinema Digital Seoul, etc. He teaches directing at the Graduate School of Cinematic Content, Dankook University.