Que Sera Sera ending clarification, kind of
Que Sera Sera has been over for a week, but its effect is not gone. ginnie and Ty sent me interviews that director Kim Yoon Chul gave after the show wrapped. There’s been some debate as to the meaning of the ending. These excerpts may set your minds at ease — it does for me. (ginnie, thanks for the links, and Ty, 글 보내줘서 고맙습니다!)
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Q: Particularly, once the script emphasizing more of a fantasy-like ending arose on the Internet, there were more people interpreting the ending as not being a happy one. Director, what was your perspective filming that?
A: If you look at it literally, you can interpret it in as being more of fantasy… But I think I filmed with the opposite interpretation. I wonder if that’s why you can see it that way.
Q: Personally, I prefer to think of it as reality. A period of time has passed, and Tae Joo can take this chance to love Eun Soo without making mistakes. I had that lovely feeling.
A: Yes, you can see it that way. At first, I talked about that with Jung Yoo Mi, about what this drama would be about… About this guy Kang Tae Joo who’s dated a lot, who’s a player, and who learns how to love for real with this girl who’s experiencing romance for the first time. We talked about it in those terms and if that came through, it’s a comforting thought.
“In the last scene, I wanted to walk the line between reality and fantasy. It’s something for the viewer to interpret as they wish. I filmed the ending starting from Tae Joo and Eun Soo after they meet at the bus stop to allow the interpretation that it’s fantasy. If you take a careful look, you can confirm looking at each cut that there are no signs of actual, everyday reality. There are no other people, and the spaces are empty. As you know, the scene where they meet in front of Tae Joo’s door is a repetition of how they first met. So the there are similarities between those scenes. Though there’s a sense of idealization in the way it’s structured, you could say they’ve learned how to love, but if they start over again, would they undergo the same trial and error of mistakes? I see that as being what love is about.”