Douglas Seok

Douglas Seok (Chicago, 1983) is a filmmaker and cinematographer based in Seoul, South Korea. He has a master’s in digital cinema from Chicago’s DePaul University. He worked as Lee Isaac Chung’s assistant director for Lucky Life (2010) and Abigail Harm (2012). In 2015, he was the director of photography for Steve Chen’s Dream Land. All three films were presented in the Onde section of the Torino Film Festival. Turn Left Turn Right is his first feature. Recently, Seok worked as the assistant director for Lee Isaac Chung’s acclaimed Minari (2020) and as the cinematographer for Kavich Neang’s White Building (2021).

Filmography

Sand in Her Hands (2021), Turn Left Turn Right (2016)

Turn Left, Turn Right

(បត់ឆ្វេងបត់ស្តាំ)

Turn Left, Turn Right is a narrative feature following Kanitha (played by artist/filmmaker Kanitha Tith), a free-spirited young woman in Phnom Penh who doesn’t conform to society’s (and her mother’s) expectations. Easily prone to daydreams, Kanitha floats by working at a rock club and at a hotel, riding her motorbike across the city and generally being restless, unsettled and at times self-sabotaging. But this lifestyle is increasingly out of step not only with her mother’s demands, but also with her father’s deteriorating health. When she needs to step in and care for him, engaging with dreams might provide a potential solution to his suffering.

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Run Time

68 mins
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