Private Project

The Old, The New and The Other

A stranger arrives in a town called Mipo: here, urban development is accelerating the gentrification of that old fishing village located on the edge of Haeundae beach, in Busan city, South Korea.

  • Sébastien SIMON
    Director
  • Sébastien SIMON
    Writer
  • Minchol CHA
    Producer
  • Alaric HAMACHER
    Director of Photography/Stereoscopy
  • Sébastien SIMON
    Editor
  • Clément CHARDON
    Music
  • Cheyne KOHL
    Sound
  • Hyunjung JUNG
    Colorist
  • Forest Ian ETSLER
    Key Cast
  • Youngjoon KIM
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Docufiction, Docudrama, Urban
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Language:
    Korean
  • Shooting Format:
    4K-3D & Super 8mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 5th Jeonju International Short Film Festival 전주국제단편영화제
    Jeonju
    Korea, Republic of
    October 1, 2022
    World premiere
  • 10th Festival Courant3D
    Angoulême
    France
    October 12, 2022
    International premiere
    Mention Technique Stéréoscopique | Special Mention from the Jury
  • 14th Seoul International Architecture Film Festival 서울국제건축영화제
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    October 29, 2022
    Seoul premiere
  • 3rd Sinchon Image Festival 신촌이미지페스티벌
    Goyang
    Korea, Republic of
    November 11, 2022
  • 3rd Visioni Urbane | Urban Visions. Beyond the Ideal City
    Bologna
    Italy
    November 24, 2022
    Italian premiere
  • 39th Liquid Arts Open Stage
    Busan
    Korea, Republic of
    February 25, 2023
    Busan premiere
  • 12th International 3D-stereo Film Festival
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    April 4, 2023
    Russian premiere
  • BITF Busan International Transmedia Forum
    Busan
    Korea, Republic of
    April 25, 2023
  • 40th Busan International Short Film Festival 부산국제단편영화제
    Busan
    Korea, Republic of
    April 28, 2023
  • 10th Korean Film Festival Canada
    Montréal
    Canada
    May 15, 2023
    North American premiere
  • 9th Korea International Ocean Film Festival 국제해양영화제
    Busan
    Korea, Republic of
    July 23, 2023
  • 4th Venice Architecture Film Festival
    Venice
    Italy
    August 31, 2023
  • 24th International Stereoscopic Union World Congress
    Tsukuba
    Japan
    September 12, 2023
    Japan premiere
  • 9th Minikino Film Week – Bali International Short Film Festival
    Denpasar
    Indonesia
    September 15, 2023
    South East Asian premiere
  • 8th RTF Realtime International Film Festival
    Sittingbourne
    United Kingdom
    October 1, 2023
    UK premiere
    Best 3D Movie
  • 9th SeeMôr Films Festival
    Holyhead, Anglesey
    United Kingdom
    October 21, 2023
  • 12th Dharamshala International Film Festival
    Dharamshala
    India
    November 3, 2023
    Indian premiere
  • 17th KAFFNY Infinite Cinema - Korean American Film Festival in NY
    New York
    United States
    November 8, 2023
    US premiere
  • 2nd Afragola International Film Festival of Architecture and Design - Al di là della visione
    Naples
    Italy
    November 22, 2023
  • 2nd The Soirée
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    January 6, 2024
  • 1st Chudo Island Film Festival 추도 섬마을 영화제
    Tongyeong, Chudo island
    Korea, Republic of
    May 18, 2024
  • 17th Bangladesh International Short and Independent Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    December 6, 2024
    Bangladesh premiere
Director Biography - Sébastien SIMON

Born 1983 in France, Sébastien Simon is a filmmaker, a guest professor at Dongseo University in Busan, and a programmer for Busan International Short Film Festival.

His directed works include "One-minded" (2014), "The Urban Suite" (2014), "Tetsu Kono’s crazy routine" (2016), "The Troubled Troubadour" (2016), "The Audience Never Performs" (2021) and "The Old, The New and The Other" (2022). He graduated from the ESEC film school and from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents (2024) and Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival's Fantastic Film School (2020).

He served as board member of the Short Film Conference and, as festival programmer and organizer, he also contributed to: Slamdance Film Festival, Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cavaillon, Seoul Yeongdeungpo International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival, Jeonju International Short Film Festival, shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival, Jeju French Film Festival, One World One Flower International Buddhist Film Festival.

He also served as jury member for: Kaohsiung Film Festival, Minimalen Kortfilmfestival, Shorts That Are Not Pants, Seoul Senior Film Festival, Bogoshorts - Bogota Short Film Festival, Regard - Saguenay International Short Film Festival, DC Shorts, Tehran International Short Film Festival, Seoul International Pride Film Festival, Viddsee Juree Awards, Minikino Film Week.

He has published film articles and reviews in L'Avant-Scène Cinéma, Short Film Studies, BullesDeCulture.com, Busan Beat magazine, Platform magazine, Journal of Multimedia Information System.

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Director Statement

Developed as part of a research project funded by the Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute of Korea, the main condition of this film was that it had to be made in: UHD, High Frame Rate and stereoscopic 3D. Shot on a mirror rig equipped with two Sony Venice cameras, it resulted in a 15-minute docu-fiction titled "The Old, The New and The Other", which focuses on Busan city’s urbanization.

Even for a city which self-branded as "dynamic", Busan in South Korea has recently been experiencing some abrupt changes, symbolized by the already-iconic Haeundae Blueline Park and LCT Towers. On a purely visual level, the strong horizontality of the train tracks and the imposing verticality of the tower appear as natural extensions of each other. Too-new in a neighborhood (Mipo-Dalmaji) which for decades had seen little development, these modern constructions stick out even more. Economically, they are accelerating the gentrification of this area, which is now essentially a giant photo-zone aimed at tourists, while sparking the ire of the local residents.

Stereoscopic 3D seemingly "detaches" layers within the image, reflecting the fact that these various urban strata (old neighborhood, new buildings, reconstruction sites) are forcibly superimposed on top of each other rather than harmoniously meshed together. Here, we thought, the characteristics of 3D images in terms of sensory perception would resonate with our core concept by finding meaningful ground within the social reality of Mipo-Dalmaji, and possibly turn the film into an emotional and poetic journey through this transforming area. By also featuring images shot in Super 8mm, as well as early 20th-century Stereograph Cards, "The Old, The New and The Other" serves as a contemplation on the passing of time both in regards to urbanism and to filmmaking techniques.