// Yukiko

Young Sun Noh // France // 2018
// 70 min // Couleur // HD

Jaquette Yukiko


During Japan's occupation of Korea, a Japanese woman goes to Seoul to join her Korean lover. Back at the end of the Second World War, she brought a girl into the world, in Pyongyang, then had to flee. She returned to Japan, alone.

I dream of this woman, a foreigner, my unknown grandmother, deceased, without a name, without a face, isolated between two countries, simultaneously near and far, Korea and Japan. I dream of my mother, also so far away.

Over three generations, mothers and daughters remain strangers to one another. "Yukiko" is a story of missed transmissions, it is an attempt to retrieve fragments of stories, memories in tatters.



2018IDFA - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - Competition for Mid-Length Documentary
2019 : DOK.fest München - Munich (Germany) - Dok.panorama 2019
2019 : Ethnocineca - International Documentary Film Festival Vienna - Vienna (Austria) - In Focus: Families at Risk
2019 : 디아스포라영화제 Diaspora Film Festival - Incheon (South Korea) - Korean diaspora
2019 : Festival Jean Rouch - Paris (France)
2019 : London Korean Film Festival - British Museum, London (England)
2019 : Festival Una Casa - Madrid (Spain)
2019 : Etats Généraux du documentaire - Lussas (France)
2019 : DMZ Docs - South Korea - in the category Korean Docs Showcase


Direction : Young Sun Noh
Cinematography : Young Sun Noh
Sound: Young Sun Noh, Marie Bottois, Yumi Satoh
Editing : Young Sun Noh, Céline Ducreux
Sound design and mix : Bertrand Larrieu

Biography of the author

Young Sun Noh was born in Seoul in 1979. She lives and works in France for 12 years. During her studies in Grenoble Art School in France, she developed video art practice. Her interest and passion for experimental and documentary cinema led her to study Documentary Film School in Lussas. Her student short documentary Prune Sauvage won the Grain doc prize at Festival Doc en courts in Lyon in 2014. She's also regularly working as a film editor. Yukiko is her first feature-length documentary and made its World Premiere in Middle Length Competition at IDFA.


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