An anguished teen’s burden is one woman’s last chance
In Her Place
An Albert Shin film
Toronto International Film Festival 2014
(Toronto – August 6, 2014) On the heels of their breakout in 2012 with KRIVINA, multi-award-winning prolific duo, Albert Shin and Igor Drljaca return with another World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. IN HER PLACE, written, directed and edited by Shin, will debut at TIFF 2014 in Shin’s hometown.
A mysterious woman arrives at a Korean farm, to stay with a mother and her strange teenage daughter. A mutual arrangement ties them together, but the apparent stroke of luck proves fraught with unresolved turmoil and tragedy.
This is the emotional landscape of Albert Shin’s drama IN HER PLACE – a remarkable and moving look at the emptiness that can haunt us, contrasted against our existential need to “replace” ourselves with offspring.
IN HER PLACE stars Yoon Da Kyung as an urban woman fleeing her own life of omission. Trying to avoid telling her friends and family the truth, she moves in with an impoverished farm-working mother (Kil Hae Yeon), and her lonely teenage daughter (Ahn Ji Hye), who are key in maintaining her lie.
The film is a production of TimeLapse Pictures – the company that Shin and Igor Drljaca own together. IN HER PLACE sees Shin reverse the filmmaking roles he shared with Drljaca on 2012’s acclaimed KRIVINA, when Shin produced and Drljaca directed. The two remarkable York University grads switched hats this time around, with Drljaca producing.
“In Her Place was a labour of love, years in-the-making” says director Albert Shin, “that would not have been possible without the amazing support I received from colleagues and collaborators both in Korea and Canada alike. To be able to finally share all our hard work to the TIFF audience is truly an honour, especially for a hometown filmmaker.”
The film is distributed in Canada by A71 Entertainment Inc., while Paris-based Elle Driver is the international sales agent for the film.
Details on dates, venues and times for TIFF public, and press + industry screenings, to follow.
About TimeLapse Pictures
Timelapse Pictures is a production company based in Toronto, Canada, founded by filmmakers Igor Drljaca and Albert Shin. Having completed three features films and nearly a dozen short films, it has quickly become a leading artist oriented production company in Toronto, focusing on local and international films.
About A71 Entertainment Inc.
A71 Entertainment Inc. is a newly formed distributor on the Canadian Feature Film landscape. It’s fourth release, IT WAS YOU CHARLIE, hits theatres August 15 after BLACKBIRD (2013), THE HUSBAND (2014), and ALGONQUIN (2014). The company, focused on bringing high-quality festival films to theatres, was founded by Chad Maker, David Miller and Kirk Comrie in 2013. Upcoming releases include SIDDHARTH due to hit theatres in Fall 2014.
About Elle Driver
Elle Driver is a leading independent sales and acquisitions outfit based in Paris, with a catalogue of over 100 titles and focuses on a diversity of films each with a unique universe and sensibility, representing the world’s most creative rising talents. Upcoming international releases include 3 HEARTS by Benoit Jacquot, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, DEAD SNOW 2 by Tommy Wirkola, amongst others. New productions include Isabel Coixet’s NOBODY WANTS THE NIGHT. In March, Elle Driver’s Sundance doc 20 FEET FROM STARDOM was awarded with the Oscar for Best Documentary.