Time for the dust to disappear

Pilhyo, who works in a car wash from early morning. He rides a pixie bike all day long, and does delivery work. Pilhyo, who was passing through the alley late at night, has an unexpected happening with the girl who collapsed, and the girl steals Pilhyo's wallet and disappears. Belatedly knowing that he doesn't have a wallet, he goes looking for her. The girl encounters Pilhyo while having fun with her FAM (friends) with the money and credit card in her stolen wallet.
"Kid? Love is... You should stay with your lover no matter what it is. That's true love. Pilhyo always does that"
Pil-hyo's mother, Hyo-soon, is threatened by a vicious gang because of her gambling debt. Pil-hyo wants Hyo-soon to live comfortably by his side, but she give him the cold shoulder. Meanwhile, the girl, who fled Pilhyo, is abandoned by her FAM(friends) and participates in the crime under the pseudonym
"Alice" to make money.
Anxiously dad looking for a girl!
Contrary to his wishes, she falls into a darker world.
"Wake up and get ready all the time. That's how we can survive"
Pilhyo lives with his mother's words in his heart.
He dreams of a happy life with his mother with the money he saved by working diligently.
But the reality he faces is harsh.

  • Yongseop LEE
  • Yongseop LEE
  • Youngsun PARK
  • Youngjae Kim
    Key Cast
    "Pilhyo Choi"
  • Seoyeon Lee
    Key Cast
    "Hyewon Yoo"
  • Sung-yeon Kang
    Key Cast
    "Hyo-soon Kim"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    먼지가 걷히는 시간
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Other
  • Genres:
    드라마, 액션, 가족, 사랑, 트라우마, PTSD
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 59 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    135,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    HD 컬러
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Yongseop LEE

2017 / come, together / Producer
2019 / For sale / Shortfilm / Director
- INFF(Incheon Independent Film Festival)2019 Nominate
- SESIFF(Seoul Yeongdeungpo International Short Film Festival)2019 Nominate
- SIFF2019(Seoul Independent Film Festival) special screening
- BISFF2019(Busan International Short Film Festival) Nominate
- DIFF2019(Daegu Independent Short Film Festival) special screening
- JJFF2019(Jinju Film Festival) Nominate
- USFF(Ulsan Film Festival)2019 special screening
2020 / AtoZ / Shortfilm / Director
2021 / Red bean soup / Shortfilm / Director
- KCIFC(Korea China International Film Festival)2021 Award 'Best Actress'
Award 'Child Actor'

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Director Statement

Yongseop Lee (born 31 March 1981) is a South Korean film director, writer, producer, produced short films <For sale>(2019), <AtoZ>(2020), <Red bean soup>(2021), and feature films<Time for the dust to disappear>(2023). Lee was recognized for his cinematic quality as a "Forsale" short film, and was shown in theaters in omnibus form with short films from other directors.
His film lists the events of pain and trials inevitably experienced in human life, and the film has a deep reflection on the human nature of overcoming it on their own.
Dialogue and story exposition are minimized and instead use images, vivid details, music, and sound design to create their own world.