International Premiere

Black Light

Local title
Must valgus
Original title
Bit-Gwa Cheol
Director
Bae Jong-dae
Country
South Korea
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION
Genre
/mängufilm/

A gripping debut by Bae Jong-Dae - promising new voice in South Korea’s vibrant film scene - "Black Light" combines the unusual ability to slowly unravel the complex backstory behind a tragic car accident with insight, good characters’ development, confident direction of actors and strong command of the cinematographic medium in the narration.

Time has passed since the death of Heejoo’s husband, but the deep scar left in her fragile soul by this premature fatality has not yet healed. Grief though is not the only feeling that torments her, guilt also haunts her days and nights. Her husband was driving the car when he had the accident. He is dead, but the man who sat next to him has been in a coma ever since, leaving his wife Youngnam and teenage daughter Eunyoung to deal with his cumbersome presence and a life without a future, anchored to their uncertain present in a precarious financial situation which only an insurance compensation could ease.

Back in the city where she lived, Heejoo not only finds out that Youngnam is also working in the factory where she works, but she learns new facts about the accident, facts involving many players and many factors that are shedding new light on what really happened that fateful day.

Giovanna Fulvi

Director
Bae Jong-dae
Screenwriter
Bae Jong-dae
Cast
Kim Sieun, Yeom Hyeran, Park Jihu
Producer
Moon Younghwa, Seo Hobin
DoP
CHO Wangseob
Editor
KIM Woohyun
Runtime
Language
Korean
Director
Bae Jong-dae

BAE Jong-dae (snd 1983) on lõpetanud Korea Filmikunsti Akadeemia (KAFA). Ta on lavastanud kolm lühifilmi ja ühe täispika filmi, „Must valgus“.

Screenings

Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening040501 / Must valgus
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening045001 / Must valgus
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall Electric Cinema Tartu
Screening062202 / Must valgus
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 2 Kino Artis Tallinn
Screening071603 / Must valgus
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
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