[Maeil Business Star Today Han Hyun-jeong]
“I wanted to heal myself through the movies.”
Lee Yoo-young and Kang Shin-il’s heart-warming movie, ‘I Am Home’ was unveiled.
The film depicts the story of the newspaper editor Eun-seo (Lee Yoo-young) who was living alone in Seoul, moved back to her hometown for a while as she moved to find a place to settle, faces the traces of her family she have forgotten.
Invited to the Today-Panorama section of the 24th Pusan International Film Festival, the movie was premiered in Busan, and was introduced again on the 18th at the press and distribution screening held at CGV Yongsan I-Park Mall in Ichon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of 18th. At the premiere, actress Lee Yeong-young, actor Kang Shin-il and director Park Je-bum attended.
Director Park Je-bum said, “This movie was not small for me. I think I did it on condition that I could tell. You may think that home usually means a settled life. But the movie ‘I Am Home’ tells a story about leaving. Isn’t life a repetition of encountering and parting? I wanted to talk about people who filled it up and emptied it through the space of the house.”
The reason why he set up heroine’s father, Jin-chul’s job as a locksmith in the film was “Jin-chul is a locksmith who opened the door of the others all his life long. However, I wanted to express the irony that he could not open the door of his family and his heart.”
He also commented Lee Young-young, “I think of Eun-Sae, who appears to be an adult but vulnerable childlike. In fact, such a character would not be easy to express, but after meeting the actress Lee Yoo-young, she sympathized with the story itself and thought that it resembled her own story. That’s why I think I can capture the point that resembles an actress in a movie, so I can lessen my troubles. ”
Lee Yoo-young said “After reading the scenario, I thought I wanted to do it right away. When I read it, Jin-chul really seemed my dad. It was a story that was very empathetic as a daughter. My father was sick and died, and I felt guilty of not doing well for him. I wanted to understand his heart through this movie, and to heal my heart too.”
She continued “I feel I could understand my dad’s heart a little more. But my guilt, which I did not do well for my dad, will never go away. I wanted to make this movie for a daddy. I hope many people to see this movie and understand their father and be healed.”
Kang Shin-il thanked director and writer saying “I wanted to do a movie too much, but I didn’t have a lot of opportunities lately. But it was a good opportunity. When the director and the writer came to see me, I decided to do it even before reading the script. I appreciated it so much.”
“I have a daughter of a similar age, like in the movie, but I recalled my father, grandmother, and my deceased adults rather than thinking about my daughter.” “I had a desire to capture my father’s heart too. It gave me healing while reading the scenarios.”
He praised Lee Yoo-young saying, “Lee Yoo-young was seen only on the screen, but on the screen she was a really new actress, had a profound and mysterious atmosphere.
I felt the same feeling while acting together. She’s acting in a direction and at an angle that I haven’t thought of, that was amazing. ”
He lastly added “She could create new energy from those things. She’s an actress having both the image of pure white and a various colors. I couldn’t be friendly or comfortable, but I was so grateful to her on the scene for treating me comfortably.”
The movie ‘I Am Home’ meets the audience on November the 28th.
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