Circle

A girl draws a circle on the ground. Passers-by step into it, one by one. Soon the circle is full of people struggling to make room for each other. Once the girl returns and erases the circle, people start heading on their way.
by Joung Yumi South Korea 2024 Without dialogue 7' World premiere | Animation

Crew

DirectorJoung Yumi
ScreenplayJoung Yumi
EditingJoung Yumi, Kim Kihyun
Sound DesignGong Taewon, Kim Hyeongyu
AnimationPark Youngeun
ProducerKim Kihyun

Produced by

Match Cut

Busan, South Korea

Joung Yumi

Born in Busan, South Korea in 1981, she studied fine art at Kookim University from 2000 to 2004 and then took a degree in animation directing at the Korean Academy of Film Arts. Her short animation film Dust Kid screened in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. The eponymous book based on the film won the Bologna Ragazzi Award at the 2014 International Children’s Book Fair in Bologna. Following Math Test (2010), Love Games (2013) and House of Existence (2022), this is the fourth time her work is presented in Berlinale Shorts.

Filmography (short films)

2006 Naue jageun inheong sangja (My Little Doll’s House) 2009 Munjiai (Dust Kid) 2010 Suhaksihum (Math Test) 2013 Yeonaenori (Love Games) 2022 Jon-Jae-Ui Jib (House of Existence) 2023 Pado (The Waves) 2024 Circle

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024

Dates

Berlinale Shorts 1
Sat Feb 17 10:00

Cubix 5

Subtitles: English

Screening for press and industry professionals | With accreditation only

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Mon Feb 19 15:30

Cubix 9

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Tue Feb 20 15:30

HKW 2 - Safi Faye Hall

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Wed Feb 21 21:30

Cubix 9

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Thu Feb 22 15:00

Cinema Betonhalle@Silent Green

Subtitles: English

Shorts Take Their Time - Each film followed by a detailed Q&A

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Berlinale Shorts Go Kiez
Thu Feb 22 21:00

Sinema Transtopia

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Berlinale Goes Kiez

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Berlinale Shorts 1
Fri Feb 23 18:30

Colosseum 1

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Sat Feb 24 13:30

Cineplex Titania

Subtitles: English

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