Three people from different countries and generations tell the story about their encounter with a Northkorean violinist who comes to study in Berlin. The film follows him on his daily commute to university and back where his silence leaves us wondering about the effects this confrontation with another world has on him. His isolation and invisibility fulfills the image of his home country created by the media worldwide. Bit by bit he becomes a projection screen for the viewer. His voice can be read out only through the film music. That is made out of excperts by a piece of Isang Yun, what the violinist played during his time in Berlin, and electronically heavily edited by composer Sara Glojnaric into a new piece to become the voice of the figure in the film. The film is inspired by my research to a northkorean violin student who studied music at Universität der Künste (Berlin). All names are changed and interview excerpts are respoken by actors.
credits: cast: Hoyoung Im, Muhong Lee / story, directing, editing: Binha Haase / camera: Lukas Pfalzer / camera assistance: Ahram Choi / sound: Florian Schurz, Nele Kraus, Julia Bürger / sound postproduction, color correction: Binha Haase / music: Sara Glojnaric
exhibition "täglich geöffnet" in "Boesner" project room Spinnerei, Leipzig, 2018