Father is gone could have been Lee Myung-se’s debut film, but slipped into a long hiatus instead. After thirty years busy directing unprecedented features in Korea like First Love or Nowhere to Hide, Lee Myung-Se finally brings the lost project back to life through virtual reality.
Set against the backdrop of a family of three moving to the outskirts of Seoul in the 1960s - where the director himself grew up - Father Is Gone questions the place of the father in the traditional Korean culture.
MISSING PICTURES is a 5-part documentary series in VR that brings to life unmade films. Shot in volumetric capture, the filmmakers Abel Ferrara, Tsai Ming-Liang, Catherine Hardwicke, Lee Myung-Se and Naomi Kawase narrate to us some key points of the movie and why it was never made.
What’s MISSING PICTURES?
* An immersive dive into the mind of some of the most interesting filmmakers of our time
* A unique documentary about history of Cinema
* Produced by ATLAS V, the award-winning studio that brought Gloomy Eyes, Battlescar, Madrid Noir, Ayahuasca - Kosmik Journey
* Five independent episodes, to be discovered in any order
A series directed by Clément Deneux from an original idea by Joseph Beauregard
Episode codirected with Lee Myung-Se
Coproduced by Atlas V, ARTE France, BBC, PTS, Serendipity Films, Wild Fang Films, Giioii
With the support from CNC, Pictanovo, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Procirep-Angoa, TAICCA, Film Fund Luxembourg, RAPA and Ministry of Science and ICT (Republic of Korea)
Duration: 11 minutes
To be experienced standing