Archive of films Matter of Interpretation / Kkum-bo-da Hae-mong
While walking in the park one day, a young frustrated actress meets a detective who knows how to interpret dreams. The plot quickly shifts to a plane where dream logic prevails and the line between illusion and reality is not entirely clear. An easy-going picture with touches of comedy that played the festivals in Busan and Rotterdam.
A frustrated young actress is feeling depressed because nobody has come to the play in which she is acting. On top of that, she has broken up with her boyfriend. When she goes to have a cigarette in a park, she meets a detective with a strange gift – he knows how to interpret dreams. She tells him a dream she had in which she is sitting in a strange car with the owner locked in the trunk. The detective realizes that her dream sounds just like a case he is working on. The plot quickly shifts to a plane where dream logic prevails, the line between illusion and reality is not entirely clear, and the protagonists’ lives are strangely intertwined. Will the young woman be successful in her work and in love? And what role do her dreams play in all this? The second film by director Lee Kwang-kuk uses light absurdity and comic elements, combined with a minimalist style. The plot and characters are defined primarily by the dialogue, which recalls the cinematic style of Lee’s mentor, cult director Hong Sang-soo. A Matter of Interpretation has been shown at festivals in Busan and Rotterdam.
About the director
Lee Kwang-kuk (b. 1975, Seoul, South Korea) studied directing in Seoul and started out as an assistant to director Hong Sang-soo, working on Hong’s Tale of Cinema (Geuk jang jeon, 2005), Woman on the Beach (Haebyeonui yeoin, 2006), Like You Know It All (Jal aljido mothamyeonseo, 2009) and Hahaha (2010). He debuted in 2011 with Romance Joe (Romaenseu Jo), which was shown at festivals in Busan and Rotterdam. A Matter of Interpretation (2014) is his second film.
About the film
|Dir. of Photography:
|A Byeokdol Films
|Shin Dong-mi, Kim Kang-hyun, Yu Jun-sang