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Hard to Say

2012, Color, 25', Live Action
Dir: LEE Kwang-kuk
Keyword: Drama, Comedy, Romance

 

Film Awards
The 18th Daegu Independent Short Film Festival (2017,Korea)
The 32th Vancouver International Film Festival (2013,Canada)
The 7th Great Short Film Festival (2013,Korea)
The 18th Independent Film & Video Makers' Forum (2013,Korea)
The 38th Seoul Independent Film Festival (2012,Korea)
Synopsis
On a summer day a girl calls out the boy she likes to an empty playground. She tries to ask him out, but it’s far from easy. Once she fails to tell him how she feels, the girl invites him into her world of imagination.
Director's Note
I wanted to show the influence that the real and the surreal have on one another through the imagination of a young girl.
Director's Bio / Filmography
- LEE Kwang-kuk

Born in 1975, Seoul, Korea
Graduated from Seoul Institute of the Arts

2000 [I.D. Renewal] 11min.
2011 [Romance Joe] 115min.
         Citizen Reviewer’s Award, Vision section, 16th Busan Int’l Film Festival (2011, Korea)
         Competition, 37th Seoul Independent Film Festival (2011, Korea)
         Tiger Awards Competition, 41st Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam (2012, The Netherlands)
         41st New Directors New Films (2012, USA)
         10th Florence Korea Film Fest (2012, Italy)
         26th DC Film Festival World View Section (2012, USA)
         12th Barcelona Int’l Auteur Film Festival (2012, Spain)
         Competition, 12th Osian’s-Cinefan Film Festival (2012, India)
         Dragon & Tiger section, 31st Vancouver Int’l Film Festival (2012, Canada)
         56th BFI London Film Festival (2012, UK)
         27th Mar del Plata Int’l Film Festival (2012, Argentina)
         Best New Director Award, 21st Buil Film Awards (2012, Korea)
         Best Screenplay Award, 13th Busan Film Critics Awards (2012, Korea)
         Best New Director Award, 9th Sogang Debut Film Festival (2012, Korea)
2012 [Hard to Say] 25min.
         32nd Vancouver International Film Festival (2013, Canada)
         18th IndieForum, Independent Film & Video Makers’ Forum 2013 (2013, Korea)
         7th Great Short Film Festival (2013, Korea)
         38th Seoul Independent Film Festival (2012, Korea)

18st The Daegu Independent Short Film Festival (2017, korea)
        

Staff
Director/screenwriter LEE Kwang-kuk
Producer NAM Da-eun/JANG Young-kyu
Assistant director KIM Ji-eun
Cinematography JI Yoon-jeong
Editing SON Yeon-ji
Lighting LEE Ui-haeng
Composing YEON Ri-mok
Mixing JANG Cheol-ho
Recording YOON Jong-min
Cast
KIM Sae-byuk as Girl
LEE Dal as Boy