Moving On
남매의 여름밤

South Korea2019105 minKorean with English SubtitlesOntario PremiereDrama, Family, Open Captions, Reel Asian Award Winner, Women Filmmakers

Broke and evicted from their basement apartment in Seoul, teenager Okju, her little brother Dongju, and their divorced father must move in with their ailing grandfather at the city’s outskirts. Soon joined by an aunt reeling from her own failed marriage, they spend the summer getting reacquainted with each other as an ad hoc multigenerational family unit, which was the norm just a generation ago.

Told through beautifully sun-soaked summertime moments, Moving On is a wistful, nostalgic, and sometimes painful look at growing up and growing old through the adolescent eyes of Okju. These nuanced observations about family will call to mind the films of Ozu or Yang (and is the utmost compliment). However, first-time feature director Yoon Dan-bi assuredly tells a semi autobiographical story with a sincere flair that will resonate with the trials of life that every family must face.

– Aram Siu Wai Collier


Choi Jung-un
Yang Heung-joo
Park Seung-joon


Busan International Film Festival, 2019
International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2020
Vancouver International Film Festival, 2020

Busan International Film Festival NETPAC Award, 2019
Directors Guild of Korea, 2019
Bright Future Award, IFFR 2020
Osler Best Feature Film Award, Reel Asian 2020

Director Bio

Yoon Dan-bi 윤단비

Yoon Dan-bi’s short film Fireworks hit domestic festivals such as Daegu Independent Short Film Festival and Seoul Youth Film Festival in 2015. After entering Dankook University’s Graduate School of Cinematic Contents in 2017, she directed her feature film debut Moving On.

12 Nov, 2020 10:00 am

to 19 Nov, 2020 11:59 pm

The first 100 tickets to this screening were given out for FREE thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto.





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Ticket holders can watch Reel Asian Programmer June Kim's conversation with director Yoon Dan-bi on the CineSend Reel Asian portal.

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