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A BRAND NEW LIFE

by Ounie Lecomte

synopsis

Seoul, 1975. Jinhee is 9. Her father has placed her in an orphanage run by Catholic nuns. The little girl has to deal with the ordeal of separation and the long wait for a new family. As the seasons pass, the departures of adopted children allow her to glimpse the dream that awaits her but shatter the friendships that she has just formed. Jinhee resists because she knows that the promise of a brand-new life will separate her for good from those she loves.

international title: A Brand New Life
original title: Yeo-haeng-ja
country: France, Korea, Republic of
sales agent: Finecut (KR)
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Ounie Lecomte
film run: 92'
release date: BE 06/01/2010, FR 06/01/2010, ES 21/09/2012
screenplay: Ounie Lecomte
cast: Sae Ron Kim, Do Yeon Park, Ah-sung Ko, Myeong-shin Park, Man-seok O h, Kyung-gu Sol, Seong-kun Mun
cinematography by: Hyun Seok Kim
film editing: Hyun-joo Kim
art director: Kyung-in Baek
producer: Laurent Lavolé, Chang-dong Lee, Jun-dong Lee
production: Gloria Films Production, Now Films, Pine House Film (KR)
backing: Seoul Film Commission
distributor: Diaphana Distribution, Cinéart, Pacopoch Cinema

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Cannes 2009 Official Selection - Out of Competition
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