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A Green Mountain in the Drawer



South Korea, 2008, Super 16mm - Color - 29

DIRECTED BY:
Hwa-Jun Lee

CAST:
Young-Soon So, Young-Sun Kim

SCREENPLAY:
Hwa-Jun Lee

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Weimin Zang

EDITING:
Jon Vargo, Hwa-Jun Lee

SET DESIGN:
Wesley Cabral, Chi-Won Yi

COSTUME DESIGN:
Dianca Davies, Ji-Young Lee

SOUND:
Alex potts

PRODUCER:
Erica Filanc, Yoon-Sung So, Hwa-Jun Lee

STORY DESCRIPTION:

BlurbA journey of an elderly woman to places only she knows, and to traces only she remembers.Brief SynopsisSoon-Rae, an elderly Korean-American woman living in San Francisco, knits baby blankets for charities somewhat isolated, but content with her life. She plans one last trip to her homeland, not knowing that her son and his wife—who live in San Jose—plan to visit her on her 76th birthday, two days after she has left for Korea.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Hwa-Jun Lee was born in Seoul, Korea. After receiving his BFA degree in Ceramic Art from Dan-Kook University in Seoul, Korea, he went to Temple University in Philadelphia to study in Cinema in 2002 and graduated with honors. In the fall of 2004, Hwa Jun entered the Graduate Film Program at San Francisco State University.He wrote and directed several short films including “A Pinwheel” (12 min, 2004, 16mm) and “A Girl Like Me” (12 min, 2005, 16mm). “A Green Mountain in the Drawer”(30 min, 2008, S16mm) is his graduate thesis film, which was shot in San Francisco where he currently resides and in an old countryside village in Korea where his grandparents lived long time ago.

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