My maternal grandfather, who died at the age of 100, asked me to write his autobiography, when he was 99 years old. And, a few years later, I became a filmmaker, and started to do my assignment of long standing with a film camera and a sound recorder. I didn't know the faces of the grandfather who had been an agent of the OSS, the forerunner to the CIA, and a director of the security police around the start of the Korean War.
The United States where he had lived for over 20 years, Burma (Myanmar) he worked undercover, the Provisional Government in China's Chongqing that he visited as Syngmyn Rhee's connection, etc. If I visit these places, could I see the landscapes that he had seen? And had he wanted to change the landscapes of those days? Is my grandfather in the records the same person I have known? I focus the camera on him, adjusting the focal length.
Lee Won-woo was born in Tübingen in 1981 and came at age ten in Korea. She studied advertising creation at a university and entered the field of the cinema through a film workshop. She has mostly made the private documentary with super 8mm film and 16mm film. She made films in the system of one-man production, developing films by herself in the early days, but has worked in the collaboration with several directors since 2012: The Generator at Dooriban (2012), The Membrane (2013), Collapse (2014), etc. Collapse (2014)Membrane (2013)Generator of Duriban (2012)Flesh of flesh (2010)Mirror & Watch (2009)