A man is unable to forget his girlfriend who was killed in an accident. A woman, a good friend of the dead girlfriend, approaches him. The man is confused, constantly seeing visions of his dead girlfriend everywhere. The film offers an interesting way of approaching the issue of turning memories into something current. The body of the beloved woman no longer exists but she still exists in the mind of the man unable to forget her. The man’s mind and heart moves from the screen to real life. Director Kang Ji-na fills the screen with impressive scenes which show that traces left in our everyday lives are constant reminders of loss. An incident that would be nothing out of the ordinary is portrayed in the territory of imagination and it becomes a nightmare of sadness. Relationships in the present are unable to invade this nightmare. The heart of the man remains in the past while he has to go on living in the present somehow. He has to endure not only the memories of the past which turn into nightmares but also the painful present. As the narrative becomes a spectacle of the nightmare, blurring the boundary between reality and imagination, the audience starts to empathize with the characters’ pain without being aware when and how those wounds get opened and healed. There is a sense that the narrative is somehow forced to come together after conflicting between reality and fantasy, but the film lets us experience a new kind of sensibility that refuses the conventional, run-of-the mill elements of the melodrama genre.
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