Film screening + Discussion

• Wed 16 09 2015 •
Heart of Snow, Heart of Blood / Drifting City (Open City Project) Kim Soyoung

curated by KATRIN MUNDT

Migration and mobility often involve the most unusual suspects, as one can see in the documentary films of Academy member Kim Soyoung. Her documentary Heart of Snow, Heart of Blood tells of the tragic deportations of Soviet ethnic Koreans to Central Asia under Stalin in 1937, their resilience under the harshest of conditions, and their lives today in a world shaped by migration, repatriation, and the desire to simply stay put. In its striking mix of Russian, Koryo and Korean, the film shows the fragile cosmopolitanism of those always branded as second-class citizens – one of the central subjects of the ongoing Open City Project, of which the film is a part. Kim Soyoung joins Bochum based curator KATRIN MUNDT to discuss the film in the context of this larger, long-term research, which delves into the lives of African migrants in Guangzhou, China or the ex-Soviet repatriates of Ansan, South Korea.

Heart of Snow, Heart of Blood, 98', South Korea 2014, Russian, Korean, Koryo with English subs
Drifting City (Open City Project), 15', South Korea 2014, English, Chinese with English subs, Exclusive preview
Venue: Filmforum at the Museum Ludwig, Bischofsgartenstraße 1, 50667 Cologne
3 €
In English
In cooperation with the ifs internationale filmschule köln

An event in the frame of PLURIVERSALE III.