Scenery (2013) is a documentary film by Chinese-Korean director Zhang Lu. He has many features to his name and has toured the international film festival circuit including Europe. One of the director’s other films, A Quiet Dream (2016) was recently reviewed over on Windows on Worlds.
Here’s information on the latest film as pulled from the website:
Running Time: 96 mins.
Director: Zhang Lu
Writer: Zhang Lu (Screenplay),
Synopsis: Chinese-Korean director Zhang Lu’s documentary involves him asking a group of migrant workers to reveal the most vivid dream that remains in their memory since arriving in Korea. From this seemingly innocuous question, Lu conjures an evocative reflection on South Korea’s evolving social landscape by contrasting the jobs these workers perform and the heavy equipment they use with the fragile dreams that they have which we discover. We learn about their backgrounds, their anxieties and nostalgia for childhood, their longing to return to their hometowns and reunite with their lost families and embrace their mothers and see the contrast between these hardened travellers and their softer inner lives.
The Korean Cultural Centre are running a series of films exploring the migrant experience in South Korea throughout April and June. The screenings typically take place on Thursdays from 19:00 and end at 22:00. The location is:
Korean Cultural Centre UK
To find out more about the film and to book tickets, please visit this site to book tickets.