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PROGRAM

Sinsi

  • Korea
  • 2020
  • 150min
  • color, B&W
  • Documentary
  • 18 +
  • World Premiere

The title of the film is derived from a mythical country or city from before the founding of Gojoseon. The director was faced with the sudden death of a friend and learned about a shamanistic experience from another friend. This film is a way to approach her longtime interest into the world of the dead, soul, and shamanism. It’s a record of her journey to meet Lee Ok-ja, a shaman who becomes a medium between the dead and the living through Gut (a Korean shamanistic practice). She uses the film medium, which is also an animistic apparatus, to create an incantation.

 

[Screening Information]

-UMFF On Air (Online Screening) / 10.23 ~ 10.27 (5 days) / World-wide Open

* Every film is only available from 00:00(KST) on its start date to 23:59(KST) on its end date. 

Director

  • JANG Eun-ju

    Since 2015, she has studied film at the Hamburg College of Fine Arts and has been active in Korea and Germany. Sinsi is her first full-length experimental documentary. It won the Peach & Catch JinJin Award at the 20th SIWFF and was completed with the support of the 3rd UMFF’s ‘Ulju Summit’ and the 2019 Incheon Film Commission's Production Support Fund.

Credit

  • ProducerKIM Sang-sook
  • Cinematography JANG Eun-ju, IM Cheol-min
  • Editor JANG Eun-ju
  • Music SHIN Seong-ah
  • Sound HEO Jun-hyeok
  • Script LEE Gil-ho, KIM Seol-hye, JEONG JI-in, LEE Ok-ja

Schedule