Bucheon Choice: Shorts 2

Mermaid

Dasha CHARUSHA|Russia|2023|14min |World Premiere |15+

Code Time Theater Rate GV
217 6/30  14:00 - 16:03 CGV Sopung 8 15 GV
519 7/3  13:30 - 15:33 CGV Sopung 11 15 GV
736 7/5  20:00 - 22:03 CGV Sopung 8 15
217 6/30  14:00 - 16:03CGV Sopung 8
15  GV
519 7/3  13:30 - 15:33CGV Sopung 11
15  GV
736 7/5  20:00 - 22:03CGV Sopung 8
15

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Program Note

In the finale of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, the little mermaid refused to kill her beloved and instead transforms into sea foam. She was taken by the fairies of the air, who promised that after three thousand years of service to the ideas of good, she would be rewarded with an immortal human soul. We are now witnessing the continuation of this story.

Program Note

After a grueling day, the protagonist longs to quietly return home. However, they find themselves at a crossroads due to an impudent taxi driver. In fairy tales, mermaids and fairies always prioritize humans, sacrificing themselves and captivating the hearts of children. But is it really true? Could it be that they have been trapped in the human world for eternity? This really shows thinking outside the box! (Kristin JI)

Director

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Dasha CHARUSHA

Born above the Arctic Circle, grew up in southern Russia. She is a musician with professional training in piano and has worked as a composer since 2010. She has written hit soundtracks Cosmos and Skryptonite and uses the pseudonym CHARUSHA for her albums. She has also filmed several clips including Drunk Love under the name of CHARUSHA project.
Regarding her film career, after moving to Moscow in the 2000s and graduating from the State Institute of Theatrical Arts as an actress, she was awarded a Yandex grant for a media lab. She shot her first short film A Good Day (2017) and won the Grand Prix at the St. Anne festival and a UN special prize for humanity. She wrote and directed the feature Marathon of Desires (2020).