A Brand New Life
by Ounie Lecomte
WITH : Kim Saeron, Park Doyeon and Park Myungshin
Production : 2010 – 92’ – In coproduction with Now Film (Korea)
French distribution : Diaphana
International sales : Finecut
Cannes Film Festival 2009 Official Selection – « Out of competition »
Tokyo International Festival : Best Film
Amsterdam Cinekid Festival : Best Film
Berlin International Festival, Generation Kplus: Special Jury Commendation
Palm Springs International Festival : New Voices/New Visions Award
Milan Festival : Best Film
Salé International Festival : Grand Prize
Toronto International Festival
Pusan International Festival : Best Project
Himedan International Festival : Best Director, Best Actress, Best Film
Milwaukee Film Festival : Jury Prize
Oslo Film Festival : FIPRESCHI Award
Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America Latina di Milano : Miglior lungometraggio Finestre sul Mondo & Premio “Città di Milano” al lungometraggio più votato dal pubblico
Seoul, 1975. Jinhee is 9.
Her father has placed her in an orphanage run by Catholic nuns. The little girl has to deal with the ordeal of separation and the long wait for a new family. As the seasons pass, the departures of adopted children allow her to glimpse the dream that awaits her but shatter the friendships that she has just formed.
Jinhee resists because she knows that the promise of a brand-new life will separate her for good from those she loves.