After her parents’ divorce, Okju and her little brother Dong-ju start living with their dad, grandpa and aunt under the same roof. Life in the sprawling old house is idyllic for the children, but in this family, adults carefully choose the moment to divulge their worries, secrets and schemes. Even Okju, on the cusp of womanhood, navigates first love with uncertainty, and covers up her longing for her mother with anger and evasion. Things comes to a head when Okju realizes that "family interests" are not always selfless.
Ever since Moving On snatched 6 awards at the Busan and Rotterdam Film Festivals, director Yoon Dan-bi has been hailed as a successor to Shoplifters’ Kore-eda for her nuanced and worldly-wise understanding of multigenerational relations. While Yoon cites Ozu as an influence, Hou Hsiao-hsien’s A Summer at Grandpa’s also comes to mind as the film evokes the transcience of life in a dreamily moving finale.
Bright Future Award, Rotterdam 20; NETPAC Award, Busan 20
Includes an interview with Director: Yoon Dan-bi
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Yoon Dan-bi was born in 1990. Her short film, Fireworks was screened at the 16th Daegu Independent Short Film Festival in 2015 and the 15th Korea Youth Film Festival in 2017. Moving On, her first feature film, screened in the Busan International Film Festival and won 4 awards including the NETPAC Award.