KFN Living Memories: Under Construction

  • Director

    Jang Yun-mi

  • Release Date


  • Runtime

    88 mins

  • Cert


Jang’s award-winning first feature reflects on the routine of construction worker Sudoek. From a captivating, careful look, as he manufactures reinforcement bars, the film gradually uncovers the physical, emotional and mental impact of his forty-year career in construction.

Jang’s compositions, as she delicately interlaces their discussions with her footage, explore the boundaries between the public and the private. On-camera interviews and phone conversations define the soundscape, and as the voices’ tonal dynamics change so does the texture of the spaces that make up the geography of the film.

A family dimension is revealed early on and remains integral to the film’s perspective throughout this portrait of a working life. The factory, a highway, building sites, Jang’s apartment, the countryside: each appear as if existing on a continuous yet ever-changing spatial spectrum in Under Construction, as Jang contemplates the consequences of the labour-centred mindset of a generation.

The screening will be accompanied by a pre-recorded conversation between the filmmaker Jang Yun-mi and Foteini Klini.