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TALKING ARCHITECT

  • Director
    JEONG Jae-eun
  • Year
    2012
  • Nationality
    Korea
  • Genre
    Documentary
  • Status
    Release(March 8, 2012)
  • Starring
    CHUNG Guyon
  • Running Time
    95min
  • Festival & Review


  • The first feature documentary about Korea's contemporary architecture and architect.

    • SYNOPSIS
      Architect CHUNG Guyon knows the limitations of architecture and doesn't worship it. He showed by example for whom an architect should work, and what kind of tool architecture should be in society. Public values and ethics of architecture are his main concerns. CHUNG Guyon has been suffering from colorectal cancer for five years, but he never stops working and talking to people. Following the preparation of his last exhibit, the camera grasps the traces of his life and his architectural philosophy and oeuvre, as well as a keen sensibility of a human-being facing with death.
    • DIRECTOR INFO
      • JEONG Jae-eun graduated from the School of Film, TV & Multimedia of the Korea National University of Arts. Her first feature film was 'Take Care of My Cat'(2001), which told a story of friendship and growth of four 20 year old women. The film won the Netpac award at the Pusan International Film Festival, got the special mention at the competition section at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and then was invited to the Young Forum section at the Berlin International Film Festival. It was also threatrically released in Japan, Hong Kong, U.K and U.S.A., while sweeping numerous awards including Hong Kong International Film Festival's FIPRESCI Prize, Cinema Jove Film Festival's Best Picture Award among others. Director JEONG also made a short film titled 'The Man with an Affair'(2003), which was included in an omnibus project for human rights 'If You Were Me.' Her second feature was 'The Aggressives'(2005), a film about urban youngsters running on in-line skates around Seoul, which was also invited to the Generation section of the Berlinale. She also made a short 'Hakim & Barchin'(2010), commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea. 'Talking Architect'(2011) is her first feature-length documentary. Filmography Talking Architect (2011) Hakim & Barchin (2010) My Love, My Film (2008) The Aggressives (2005) If You Were Me (2003) Take Care of My Cat (2001)
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