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KIM Taejin
Korea 120min 4K Color/B&W Fiction
Production StatusScenario Development
Goal of ParticipationCo-proudction, Financing
Production budget1,500,000,000 KRW
Budget Required1,495,000,000 KRW
Secured budget JEONJU International Film Festival[JEONJU Lab First Fund Grant] : 5,000,000 KRW
LOGLINE

An alien mysteriously lands on Earth in the midst of a climate crisis. It seeks only one woman, Min Seong-a. Seong-a gets involved in the investigation of the alien, half-willingly and half-not.

SYNOPSIS

In 2031, Earth is on the brink of an unexplained climate disaster. A strange alien transmission is received, and the government decodes it, leading to the discovery of an alien being. But surprisingly, the alien has the appearance of a human and begins to search for a woman named Min Seong-a… Living hand-to-mouth as a special cleaner, she is asked by the government to identify the purpose of an alien’s visit to Earth, but she soon learns that the alien has arrived in the body of her long-dead mother, that she has never seen before.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

The spacecraft Voyager, left Earth in 1977, and has not left the solar system until 2018. But technically, Voyager is still only standing on the threshold of the solar system. Interstellar travel is still hard to imagine, even in theory. Is the reason for this journey, which requires enormous energy and risk, to take away Earth’s resources and harm humans as in the film? Carl Sagan analyzed that “Any civilization advanced enough to travel interstellar unlikely to be belligerent.” They would have destroyed themselves before reaching that stage. For what particular reason, then, are they coming to us from the far ends of the universe?

INTERVIEW
What inspired you to start this project?
When considering the entire history of the Earth as 24 hours, the emergence of humankind happened only a few seconds ago. And judging by this day and age, we might be gone in a matter of seconds. As such, even the birth and extinction of an entire civilization like this is a fleeting moment on the vast scale of the universe. Therefore two different intelligent life forms existing contemporarily and encountering each other would be very special. I began writing the story with the overwhelming imagination that we might not be alone in the infinite emptiness. However, if it is an alien civilization that is far more advanced than ours, their scientific technology and thinking may be beyond the comprehension of mankind, thus I had to present that gap mysteriously.
Is there any scene or emotion you want the audience to remember after watching this movie?
There is a line and situation that appears by the end of the film. Sometimes we feel so insignificant and as though we are nothing. However, the particles that make us up are in fact all connected to the brilliantly shining stars in the sky. Since the materials emitted by a star at the end of its life repeatedly coalesced and scattered over hundreds of millions of years to create a planet called Earth and has eventually created a human being that is me. Maybe we are pieces of a star. I hope that this comes as a sort of comfort to the audience.
DIRECTOR
KIM Taejin
Born in 1990. He studied film at Seoul Institute of the Arts and Dongguk University, where he directed short films, Winter Dreams (2015) and If Tomorrow Comes (2017), and the episode So Close to Paradise from the feature-length omnibus Cinema with You (2018).
Winter Dreams (2015), If Tomorrow Comes (2017), Cinema with You (2018)
CONTACTkino__eye@naver.com
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