The Way We Wait as Cinematographer

Desperately building against the inevitability of time, a restless young woman is awaiting another upcoming loss. But maybe more important things never seem to be told.

Soon after the director moves into her 22nd house, she gets a phone call that her Grandma, who lives far away, is in a critical condition. Elsewhere, a huge apartment made of sand is being constructed as the tide rolls in, while she belatedly tries to build a relationship with her Gran. As the camera sensitively observes how we wait for the upcoming days, the film embraces the fragility of life, full of uncertainty.


Open City Doc Festival 2020
DMZ Docs 2020,
Aesthetica 2020
IDFA 2020

The film is preserved at the Korean Film Archive


Watch the trailer.


11’05”
2020