“When I looked at the material I shot 30 years ago, I was shocked. Had I really forgotten how easily emotions can be stirred up against others and used by populist politicians?
In Magic, a portrait of Joris images sourced from different periods in time, are brought together. Worn out VHS footage filmed by the artists’ father is placed besides the images the artist filmed herself on 8mm. Both have the same subject, the boy as a son, for the other as a brother.
“The owner of a cafe in a traditional district of Seoul is never shown. But we do discover he likes classical music.
A conceptual experiment on what it means to start a film with a black image, develops into a subtle personal essay about the filmmaker. The story of a missionary falling in love with a Rwandese girl, blends with what images and colonial history mean to their daughter.