Collapse initially appears to be a straightforward documentary focusing on a group of disabled adults but while that subject matter does form a significant part of the narrative’s early stages, a far more intimate and experimental cinematic work soon emerges. For, while director Mun Jeong-hyun films the ongoing activities of the members of the ‘Jesus Love Club’ fears grow that his soon to be born child may suffer from Down’s Syndrome. As if that wasn’t enough of a worry to deal with on its own, the collapse of a building close to the director’s residence leads to further angst and fears of life unravelling, on almost a daily basis. Ultimately, is both a documenting of perhaps the most difficult period in Mun Jeong-hyun’s life and a story of strength in the face of adversity.

By Paul Quinn

Film info
2014. Directed by Mun Jeong-hyun and Lee Won-woo, starring Kim Min-woo, 78 mins.

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