768. Sap – Hyun-Joo Kim

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SUMMARY: An old monk meets a young novice monk and the two develop a relationship.

WHY IT’S HERE: Korean animator Hyun-Joo Kim was BAFTA nominated for her beautiful film ‘Sap’, a short which captures a moment in time and relates it symbolically to the natural world. The story of two monks whose paths cross, allowing the older monk to pass on his love and wisdom to the young novice, ‘Sap’ has very little plot but its expressive characters and lush depiction of the natural world and its symbolic relationship to human beings makes it immediately affecting and noteworthy. Hyun-Joo used the technique of oils on glass to create her stunning imagery and the style perfectly fits the visual ambience of the film.

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