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The Birthday Present

The class has already begun but Minsu is not in a hurry. Hyeong Cheol who got divorced many years ago brings a birthday present to his son Hoon but he does not know how his son looks like. Minsu gets excited to give the birthday present with Hyeong Cheol, so he decides to look for Hoon who didn’t come to school. Hyeong Cheol gladly accepts the help but starts to doubt Minsu as they go along. A strange trip of ‘friend’s father’ and ‘son’s friend’ begins. Will they end up finding Hoon?

  • Mijee Kim
  • Mijee Kim
  • Hyeonsuk Park
  • Hyeonjin Choi
    Key Cast
  • Jun Whi Jang
    Key Cast
    "Hyeong Cheol "
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  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Family Drama, Youth Film, Teenager Film
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 20, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    12,300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
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  • Student Project:
  • The 2th 전북가족영화제(Jeonbuk Family Film Festival)
    Korea, Republic of
    July 18, 2019
    Opening Film
  • The 20th Daejeon Independent Film & Video Association
    Korea, Republic of
    November 23, 2018
    Official Selection
  • The 13th University Film Festival of Korea
    Korea, Republic of
    November 16, 2018
    Korean Premiere
    Official Selection
  • The 2th Korea China International Film Festival (no screening)
    Korea, Republic of
    Award for Best Juvenile Actor/Actress
  • The 8th Chungmuro Short Film Festival (no screening)
    Korea, Republic of
    non-competition section
Director Biography - Mijee Kim

Born in South Korea in 1982. Graduated from Sangmyung University, majoring in Film. Mastered a course in Department of Imaging science and arts from Chung-Ang University. <The Birthday Present> is a graduation film from the graduate program. Currently working in South Korea as a script supervisor in Film and TV drama field while preparing to write a master’s thesis and scenario for featured film.

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Director Statement

Some experiences as a teenager are so intense that it comes into mind from time to time. Everyone probably has one of these memories; Strong and glorious, yet cruel moments. The movie shows a ‘birthday’ of an 11 years-old boy that’s quite special.