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Film Info
La chica del sur

Film Information

Exhibition Title La chica del sur
Original Title La chica del sur
English Title The Girl from the South
Director José Luis García
Year 2012
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 94'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Lim Sukyung, Alejandro Kim
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: José Luis García, Jorge Goldenberg
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: José Luis García
  • Edición / Editing: Alejandra Almirón, Alejandro Penovi, José Luis García
  • Producción / Producer: José Luis García, Gabriel Kameniecki
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Chance took photographer and filmmaker José Luis García to North Korea in July 1989 to attend the International Youth and Student Festival in Pyongyang, soon after the Tian’anmen massacre. But what seemed to be just another meeting of socialist delegations from all over the world –through one of the most impenetrable borders of the old communist world– becomes García’s obsession when South Korean peace activist Im Su-kyong shows up and revolutionizes the event by announcing she will cross the border by foot to go back to her country. Twenty years after recording that fascinating period with his Super VHS camera, García decides to go back through the footsteps of that enigmatic woman. Zigzagging and explosive, La chica del sur is marked by a unique life in the middle of the hurricane of history, but also by the eye –and a voice reflecting on its own process– of a filmmaker who sees in one character the condensation of everything he believes to be worth filming.

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