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17th
Korean Competition
Breathing Underwater
Director_ KOH Heeyoung
Korea 2016 77min HD color feature Documentary
Review

Divers in Jeju island dive 10m to 20m without oxygen tanks to catch seafood. They work 7 to 8 hours without drinking water. Based on the capability of holding breath, divers are divided into three tiers-Group A, B, and C. B group can’t work in the area of A group; C group can work only in the seashore. They are in common that they have to hold breath for work. Every year a few divers die underwater. When they are out of breath, they do water breath, which happens when they are tempted
to catch more. With the elegant camera, Koh follows the lives of divers who surrender to their fate. There are things human can do and can’t, a circle of destiny, and an area accessible only when human admits their limitation. It causes us to think of many things. (KIM Youngjin)

CREDIT
  • DirectorKOH Heeyoung
  • ScreenplaySONG Jina
  • ProducerGAM Beongseok
  • CinematographyHWANG Dochul, KIM Seongmi
  • Art DirectorPARK Beongchul
  • EditorJEONG Seunguk
  • MusicYANG Bang-ean
CastLEE Sun-ok, KIM Jeongja, KOH Changsun
DIRECTOR
KO Hee-young
She directed Breathing Underwater (2016) and SEE-SAW (2016). Breathing Underwater was awarded Special Mention and CGV Arthouse Award at Jeonju IFF in 2016.
Jeonju Office

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