// 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.



Leonardo Di Costanzo en France du 15 au 24 novembre !

Les séances-rencontres prévues avec lui :  

- Mercredi 16 nov 16h30, au Grand Action (Paris 5), animée par Clément Rauger des Cahiers du Cinéma, en partenariat avec l'Institut Culturel Italien à Paris

- Mercredi 16 nov 20h15, au Grand Action (Paris 5), animée par l'équipe du festival Italie Nouvelle

- Jeudi 17 nov 20h30, au Mk2 Bibliothèque (Paris 13), animée par Paolo Modugno,
enseignant de civilisation italienne à Sciences Po et responsable du cycle L'Italie à travers son cinéma

- Vendredi 18 nov 20h15, au Ciné 104 (Pantin), précédée d'un pot à 19h30

- Samedi 19 nov 17h, au cinéma Les Carmes (Orléans)

- Dimanche 20 nov 11h, au Majestic Bastille (Paris 11), dans le cadre L'Ecran des droits, avec Matthieu Quinquis, avocat pénaliste, président de l’Observatoire International des Prisons/Section Française

- Mardi 22 nov 20h, au cinéma Le Belmondo (Nice)

- Mercredi 23 nov 20h, au Cinéma L'Astrée (Chambéry)