THE GIRL FROM THE SOUTH

LA CHICA DEL SUR

By Jose Luis GARCIA

TASKOVSKI FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2012

The end of juvenile passions and the collapse of youthful illusions guide the quest of a filmmaker, fascinated by the memory of a young Korean activist.

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Toronto - TIFF 2012
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    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • KOREAN, SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jose Luis GARCIA
    • Producer(s)
    • Jose Luis GARCIA (Jose Luis Garcia)
    • Synopsis
    • In 1989, José Luis García participates in the World Youth and
      Students Festival taking place in Pyongyang, North Korea. A
      political event sponsored by the USSR just three weeks after the
      massacre at Tiananmen Square and four months before the fall of
      the Berlin Wall.
      García records with a borrowed VHS camera the surrealistic
      landscape of that summer when thousands of young people
      from all over the world, hold a great party in the distant
      “Hermit Kingdom”. But the focus of his gaze changes when
      Lim Sukyung, a young activist, arrives clandestinely from Seoul
      representing the students of South Korea, demanding the
      peaceful reunifcation of her nation.
      When the festival ends, she crosses the most guarded border on
      the planet, on foot, concentrating in this truly revolutionary gesture
      all of her willingness to sacrifce for an ideal.
      Twenty years later, the collapse of youthful illusions guide the
      quest of the flmmaker, fascinated by the memory of the “Flower of
      Reunifcation”, whom he meets for the frst time in Seoul.
      Always beset by the onslaught of a society still at war, she ends up
      revealing the unexpected and profound link that bonds her to a
      complete stranger who has arrived from the far ends of the earth.
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