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Résonances observes daily routines of two different lives – the lives of the women divers or Haenyeo in Jeju island of Korea, and those of shepherd and shepherdess in a mountain village in the Pyrenees, France. The film first invites the viewer to the core substance of the two apparently very different lives through plastic expression using shapes, textures and movements of the objects. Wind, water, tree and fur are reborn as the breath and skin of the earth through carefully crafted mise-en-scène, which makes the two lives breathe as one. The film then induces the viewer to resonate with the bigger vibration these elements stand for. The voices of the people who live interdependently with the nature play both roles of ethnographic information and sonic element of the whole cinematic poem. The unique gaze of the film stiches the gap between the specific and the universal by elaborately pushing the edge of sensible dimension of the world and gives the film an insight beyond the verbal interpretation.
Text by Seol Suan
Female divers: Ryu Mee-Hyeon, Kang Suk-Ja, Kang Moo-Ok, Kong Gyeon-Ja, Ko Song-Han, Kim Chun-Ja
Goat keepers: Catherine Gageot, Patrice Carré
Le Clat inhabitants: Éloïse Leclere, Lucien Pous
Director: Jean-Julien Pous
Producer: Seo Jung-Hee, Jean-Julien Pous
Fixer Korea: Ryu Mee-Hyeon
Logistics and hosting in France: Bernard Pous
Subtitles: Seong Ho-Jun, Paul Fourquet, Min Sung Ah
Original score: Kayip, Loïc Gendry
Special thanks to:
Seo Jung-Hee, Bernard Pous, Ryu Mee-Hyeon, Lee Sang-Ju,
Anne-Marie Bordas, Min Sung-Ah, Hong Jeong-Rye, Hiram Piskitel, Yann Kerloc'h, Min Yu-Mi, Sim Ji-Woong, Bak Gil-Su, Adele Kim, Emmanuel Wolfs, Nils Clauss, Paul Fourquet, Seong Ho-Jun, Jeon Je-Shik, Seong Ju-Ho, Artspace Hue, Ilchul Ondok Sinsan Guesthouse, Haenyeo Minbak, Minority, CMC Creative Management Center, Inc. and the goats of Patrice and Catherine.
Shot on location in Le Clat, Pyrénées, France, and Seoguipo, Jeju, South Korea.
With the support of:
Gyeongi Cultural Fundation, France Corée 2015-2016, Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Embassy in Korea, French Institute, Korean Art Management Service, Korean Culture and Information Service.
Copyright 2016 Jean-Julien Pous. All Rights Reserved.