Factory Complex

  • 7.3 10
  • 2015
  • 94min

Through interviews with Korean female workers of the present, we are taken back decades to unveil the labor oppression of women in the midst of Korea's economic boom in the second half of the century.


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Venice Biennale/ DOK Leipzig/ Montreal World Film Festival/ Seoul Independent Film Festival/ Shanghai International Film Festival/ Busan International Film Festival/ Catorce Relativos Breves Centro Cultural Casa de Vacas/ Keep Calm and Momo On/ Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival/ MUSEUM CINEMA FESTIVAL ART VIDEO FILM/ PLASMA, University at Buffalo & Hallwalls Gallery/ A Forest of Symptoms/ AV Festival, Newcastle/ En otro país, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires/ Sharjah Biennale Mirage City Cinema Al Mureijah Square/ London Korean Film Festival

Factory Complex. The truth about the female workers in Korea

The world's promising artist and director, Heung-soon Im, who attracted attention with his previous documentary film "Jeju Prayer", won the Silver Lion in the 56th Venezia Biennale Arte with this documentary.

Through the innovative style of shuttling between the interviews of actual female laborers and experimental images, "Factory Complex" unravels stories of “all the workers” in this generation where work is a happiness and also fear, by tracking their past and present, inner side and the environment.

Heung-Soon Im
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