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Gu Hye-sun’s film festival trailer

As previously announced, actress Gu Hye-sun took a second stab at directing with a short (1-minute) trailer for the 7th Asiana International Short Film Festival, which was released on October 20. This follows her directorial debut, a short film about euthanasia called The Madonna [aka The Cheerful Caretaker, 유쾌한 도우미].

This AISFF trailer will be shown before each screening at the festival, which will take place from November 5 through 10. Watch the video below.

Gu wrote the script, which takes the theme of “love”; the two characters are a man outside a television set and a woman inside it. Their spatial relationship is supposed to convey the “love-hate relationship between people and the media,” as well as showing that such a dynamic is similar to a man and woman’s love relationship. Gu also drew the drawings used in the trailer and worked on the insert music (which I think is the strong point of the short).

Via OSEN

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She seems pretty talented. All the best to her!

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i don't quite like her -acting wise and personality wise- from what i've seen but the film looks interesting

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the part where the pencil breaks reminds me of a french movie, i forgot the name..but in the french movie, there is a female director, i believe, and she is drawing and drawing and then the pencil breaks which is a main point and to me this clip seems like it's using the same concept..
im not saying it's bad or good just reminds of that

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she is a multi talented actress. No wonder she has many fans, including myself.

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This is wonderful that you could post this.
I get it except the bird cage - ?? I don't get that little part of it. duh, what's wrong with me ?? Maybe it doesn't mean anything? :o

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Hm.......its interesting. It gives off a nice nostalgic feeling.

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Loved it in a strange sort of disturbing way.
Gu Hye sun is a lovely lady and I love watching her work.

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she'll be like a Ben Affleck- making a better behind the scenes person than an on-screen person, though I do like to see her on-screen too.

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a good short film doesn't mean it has to be hard to understand...

trying too hard to make it look like it means something...when it doesn't/./////

really making me cringe while watching this...

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i agree with #9, it's trying to be symbolic but instead it comes out incomprehensible. if GHS didn't explain what it meant, i don't think any of us would be able to get her intention out of that short film. very "psych 101"......

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I think GHS needs to try her hand at a lolcat video -- something with a cat trying to snatch papers from a printer or a cat chasing laser lights and then falling off a table into a fish tank. That's what I would recommend for her next career move. Why not?

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lol Nom_Kitteh~ I honestly think she'd consider it!

This, um, ok. I realize there are some aggressive GHS fans out there, and I've already said I appreciate her trying out her creativity. So this isn't an attack on her personally, just the video. Heh.

It's nothing special. j3ssicas mentioned it, too, and it does kinda seem like she's going for the 'understated' tone that French cinema adopts, but this is so understated it doesn't come across as...anything much. I can garauntee I won't be thinking about this video ten...no, five minutes from now.

And yes, wth is with the birdcage?? Keep your metaphors straight, girl!

Very "meh" worthy.

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Damn. Totally love Hye-sun even more than before. I agree with you javabeans about the music being the short's strong point. I'm even more excited about watching the 'Cheerful Caretaker' now.

@11: Different strokes for different folks, I suppose. But, considering all the MFL worshipping you were doing back in the drama recap section, it seems your tastes are more along the lines of sub-standard lolcat vids.

@12: I'd say we're more vocal than aggressive, but only because of all the outright bashing and Hye-sun hating that tends to congest the comments' section on this site.

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A very thought-provoking trailer! I used to think that all this talk of being a director was just a hype, but she proved me wrong. The song worked really well for the scenes. Best of luck on her next project!

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what else that she can not do??
I am just proud of her...
before I know about her, I see her in 2006 when she did CF with Jo In Sung, and I was jealous that time and hate her, LOL.
but now I am a big fan of her. Go Hye Sun onnie, fighting!! I love you.

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Only in Korea you can get all the publicity with such standard of work-if in USA or Europe even in China-I doubt people will notice that. Compare to her other works, she better just be music composer. If she acts again, people will bash her with her interpretation of character-I think that's her weakness, if she potray her acting intelligently, she will get less hater.

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i hope next time there is another article or news about Gu Hye Sun you won,t post it here anymore. coz all she gets from this site is bashing and a few fair comments regarding her talent.

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to anyone who not familiar with short films or indy films...
they will praise her to no end how talent and how artsy it is..

to film students and film makers and anyone else who familiar with short films this is just like WTF.... i absolute have no clue what she trying to say or deliver... one thing i know after watched it is her effort shows.... trying hard to make it looks cool .... and unable to understand its easily... well you make it~gu hye sun! i cant understand it at all... u are so artsy and random that i wont be able to understand u ... i think i should go back to study short film 101 more to be able to understand the deeper meaning of ...
cage and woman and man and water and your (oh so good) drawing and pencil and..whatever u put in those

i should study more or maybe i should just leave my brain out of my body to fully understand this piece of art...

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@ 17, comparing with other celebrities, comments on GHS are considered mild (IMO) cos they only bashed her on her works (not all her works). Pesonally, many people like her in person.

If you read all articles on JB, those who got bashed a lot are;

i) Lee Da hae-not only her but her fans also got antis. I really like her acting but not on her other career .. SINGING, please ask her to stop doing it again. People also bashed her on her appearance etc.

ii) YEH-always labelled with overrated by people-but I still like her acting especially on comedy part

iii) SHG-also labelled overrated-but I like her beauty more than her acting. Hyun Bin is a lucky guy.

iv) Kim Ta Hea-you can see almost 90% reader bashed her acting. I feel sorry for her fans also.

So moral of the story GHS is not 'untouchable'.

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Geez, what does she want to convey again? >_>

Her concept didn't translate well in her short film.

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I think the trailer has a retro nostalgic feel to it.. damn I feel old coz the tv set really looks like the one we had when I was about 5..

The music is nice, so I took time to listen to her album on youtube and boy, I was pleasantly surprised! Now I agree with her fans that she's one multi talented young lady.

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Ok, so I swear I didn't think about this again until I visited this site after work. Just to be clear, mmmkay?? :P

I agree that people have different tastes, and maybe some people saw something memorable in this video that I didn't.

Just to reiterate, though: as a person, GHS seems very sweet and kind. She comes across as humble yet with incredible energy--which she must have to work on all her projects in such a short span of time! So I hope that's the case, that she really is so.

Yet. I'm not about fall in love with this just because GHS made it and GHS tries hard. The concept is verrry interesting, but the result is less focused than I'd like.

In fact, I LOVE how 'she' is drawn by his hand (good idea!) and objectified by the t.v. His anger--at least, I think he seems angry when he grabs the t.v.--is interesting, too.

But, oh how I wish, GHS had more spatial shots in there between the man and the t.v. I wish there was more of an implied story. It's only a minute long, but you can sure imply a lot in that amount of time.

I don't understand the extended shot of the beach. I don't understand the birdcage at the end (why not show an empty t.v. set, since that's the metaphor you're working with?).

I Dun Get It.

But, yes, GHS is a nice person. -_-

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ah, the incomprehensible shorts.

though i studied film for a short while, i still suck at reading between the lines. then again, these things need practice. heh.

my take on this:

the relationship isn't going well. guy is frustrated. girl is mysterious and sorta "unreal" to him (i was stuck here trying to think of the best description. T.T). the birdcage probably means the confinement and restriction of the relationship that doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

other than that, i like the cinematography. not too flashy or too artsy but just enough.

OST: well used. triggers ur thinking. the piano is jjang.

my peeve: connection to the film festival? or are these trailers not suppose to make u think towards the film festival?

but GHS has a knack for being multi-talented. she may not be good in all, but at least she has a bigger range to explore. though yes, jack of all trades but master of none is a frustrating self-concept. i am like that. u can do everything and nothing. T.T

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I don't get it.

So the guy is, what, obsessed with the lady in the TV? And because she is of course, in TV and not in person, he gets angry and, in the ultimate projection of anger, grabs the TV set and goes to the BEACH??!!??

Hahaha I guess I really did not get it.

Maybe it's good as it seems that many movies that I do not get seem to be conceived by others as the best ones.

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