Kim Kyung-mook + Introduction by Helen de Witt

Grace Period

Kim Kyung-mook is one of Korea’s most multifaceted moving image artists - his rich and diverse output includes feature-length narrative films, documentaries, experimental films of various lengths and moving image installations. In his work, Kim explores the precarious living conditions of marginalized groups of people, from homosexuals, transsexuals, sex workers and North Korean defectors to disenfranchised youth, giving a voice to those who are not often heard and revealing the ambiguity that lies between appearance and disappearance, visibility and invisibility, presence and absence in South Korean society. One of Korea’s leading LGBT filmmakers, Kim Kyung-mook is an autodidact who dropped out of school at sixteen and made his first film aged nineteen.

This programme brings together his most recent work, the documentary Grace Period (co-directed with Caroline Key) with his breakthrough debut Me and Doll Playing, a highly autobiographical short film that plays with the conventions of confessional video, experimental queer cinema and coming of age documentary drama.

LUX, 04 Nov 2018 2:00 pm

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