Astor Piazzolla Special Jury Award - «Moving on» by Yoon Dan-bi
The same year another Korean film about families, social classes and real-estate issues marked a milestone in world film history, young director Yoon Dan-bi made her first feature with similar elements, but with a gaze centered on the introspection of her characters and some remarkable sensitivity at approaching a portrait of the life of a family, using cinematic tools with simplicity and wisdom. After the divorce of her parents, teenager Okju moves to her grandfather’s house with her father and brother. From that moment on, the family routines will change, something that gives new meaning to the protagonists’ lives and feelings. “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” assured Tolstoy in his famous quote. In Moving on, happiness and sadness intertwine all the time, creating a universe that’s as recognizable as it is personal.