In winter, a mother(KIM Hee-ae) and her daughter(KIM So-hye) live together alone. The daughter, a high school student, accidentally reads a letter to her mother and finds out the secret her mother has been hiding all her life. Although it’s too late, the daughter wants to comfort her mother′s heart now. So the beautiful journey of the mother and the daughter begins. In Otaru, a quiet village with white snow, the mother and the daughter take the path of reconciliation, while building up exciting memories. The mother′s unfulfilled past love and the daughter′s new love are lying there. And there is someone who greets them. That mournful ‘someone’ who has lost her father and is living with her aunt is the secret character who will revitalize the life of the mother and the daughter.
This film begins with the two storylines and finally becomes one story. Moonlit Winter is the second feature film of the talented director, LIM Daehyeong, who drew attention both at home and abroad for his simple and touching emotions in his previous film, Merry Christmas, Mr. Mo. Just as he dealt with the issue of death in his previous film with a humorous yet sorrowful atmosphere, the director also expresses the loss and restoration of love in a simple, loving and warm manner again. Neatly unfolding stories and emotions, remarkable acting by actors who are old and new or at home and abroad, and the exotic atmosphere of the landscape, all of these are in harmony, encouraging the movie′s attraction and gentleness. It was selected by the Busan International Film Festival 2018 Fund for the feature film production support. (JUNG Han-Seok)
A graduate of Hanyang University′s Department of Dramatic and Film Sciences. His short films like Lemon Time (2013) and The World of If (2014) were invited to several film festivals. His first feature film Merry Christmas Mr. Mo (2016) was invited to the New Currents Section of the 2016 BIFF and awarded by NETPAC, and won a series of awards for Best New Director at the Busan Film Critics Awards and Wild Flower Film Awards.