Nocturne

South Korea / 2019 / documentary / 95' / DocFilmMusic Competition

As two Korean brothers find out, music may unite as well as divide people. One of them is a piano virtuoso with autism and the other remains within his shadow, both on stage and in the eyes of their mother, who raises them alone. Her overprotectiveness and conviction about her son’s genius causes tension within the family and relegates the younger brother to the role of a caregiver. The character rebels against such treatment. The filmmakers are watching from up close how relations between family members can change when their entire lives are subjected to the musical career of one of them.

directed by
Gwanjo JeongQ&A guest

Born and studied in South Korea. He began his career as a television producer for a local subdivision of the MBC television channel in South Korea. He has been independently directing documentaries for television for the past 20 years, in which he focuses on human interest stories and culture. “Nocturne” is his first feature-length documentary.

cinematography
Gwanjo Jeong, Yongkyou Cho, Gunho Jang, Kang Bin Lim
editing
Gwanjo Jeong, Hyun kim
production
Gwanjo Jeong (Media Namu)
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Nocturne
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