Paju – Die Innere Teilung

A Film by Susanne Mi-Son Quester

Synopsis

PAJU – THE INNER DIVISION.
A German-Korean filmmaker travels to the border between North and South Korea, to the town of Paju, where she encounters its residents, and their various attitudes toward the division of their country. In these meetings, an inner division also emerges – between the generations, their experiences and wishes for the future.

Director

  • Picture of Susanne Mi-Son Quester © René Arnold

    Susanne Mi-Son Quester

    Susanne Mi-Son Quester was born in Starnberg, Germany, in 1979, to a Korean mother and a German father. After training as a cellist, she studied documentary filmmaking at the University for Television and Film (HFF) in Munich. With a grant from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), she spent 2004/05 at the Korean National University of Arts (KNUA) in Seoul, South Korea. Since 2006, she has worked as an author, filmmaker and curator of film programs.

Awards + Festivals

  • 4th RAPIDLION - THE SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 1, 2019
  • 14th SOLE LUNE DOC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palermo, Italy)July 7, 2019
  • 37th RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Providence, RI, USA)August 6, 2019
  • 14th SOLE LUNE DOC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Maria dello Spasimo, Italy)October 3, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Susanne Mi-Son Quester
Screenplay
Susanne Mi-Son Quester
Producer
Susanne Mi-Son Quester, Florian Geierstanger
Director of Photography
Mieko Azuma
Sound
Jihoon Seo, Si Hyun Kim
Editor
Susanne Mi-Son Quester, Jihyeon Park
Sound Design
Berthold Kröker

Cast

Cemetery of the Exiled manager
Mr. Lee
Cemetery of the Exiled staff
Sojin Hwang
DMZ tour guide
Ms. Pi
social worker from North Korea
Ms. Baek
editor
Ki Byung Sung
primary school pupil
Ullim

Details

Running Time
78 min
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1 and Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Susanne Mi-Son Quester
mandarinenfilm
Astallerstr. 6
80339 Munich, Germany

+49 (0)1601548401

susanne.quester@gmail.com
www.mandarinenfilm.de