A2KIFF 2013: Ann Arbor Korean Independent Film Festival
Dooman River (2009)
Free and open to the public.
Chang-ho lives on the China side, while Jeong-jin lives on the North Korea side. Because of the known reason, more and more North Korean refugees are trying to reach the outside world. Dooman River quite naturally, has become the first hurdle for the refugees to cross. Through an unexpected circumstances, Chang-ho and Jeong-jin met up, and have become good friends. Through the misunderstanding of each other, disbelief and vengeance, they have grown to appreciate friendship, sincerity and respect between each other. Dooman River has inherited a lot of pains and sacrifices, but the genuine relationship developed by Chang-ho and Jeong-jin has shed the light of hope for a better future.
Awards and Invitations
Paris Cinema (2010)
Singapore International Film Festival (2010)
Hong Kong International Film Festival (2010)
Berlin International Film Festival (2010) Youth Jury Generation 14-plus
"Dooman River" is a coproduction between South Korea and France. Directed by Zhang Lu. 89 minutes.
Cosponsored by the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures.