‘Stand By Me‘ was screened on the fourth day of the 9th annual Korean Film Festival in Australia in Melbourne. This is the seventh movie shown in week-long KOFFIA.
Director: Bang Soo-in
Cast: Lee Sun-jae, Jeong Ji-hoon
Deok-gu, a 7 year old boy, lives with his little sister Deok-hee and his grandfather in a country village. A few years ago, Deok-gu’s father passed away in a traffic accident, and soon after, his mother ran away with her father’s life insurance payout. Working part-time just in order to survive, the grandfather struggles to raise the kids, and it’s not easy to buy even a small toy for Deok-gu. While Deok-gu prepares to enter elementary school, his grandfather discovers that he doesn’t have much time left. Knowing that Deok-gu is too young to look after himself and his sister his grandfather prepares a present for his grandchildren that may be his last.
Check out the trailer for ‘Stand By Me’ below!
Out of all the movies that I have watched so far for KOFFIA, ‘Stand By Me‘ has definitely made me cry the most. It tells the story of how a grandfather struggles to raise his two young grandchildren. Even though the relationship between the eldest son and the grandfather is a bit rocky, the film ultimately shows the love between them. The heartbreaking moment at the end will undoubtedly leave anyone in tears. This movie explores the theme of the importance of family. Many characters make huge sacrifices for their loved ones, which shows the extent to which family members would go to out of love.
My heart really went out to this family. The two children were deprived of many things due to their background, and the grandfather had to work really hard to raise his grandchildren. This was heartbreaking to watch, considering the grandfather’s old age and declining health. Not only did it depict the struggles of reality, but it taught me to appreciate the little things in life. We often take our family and surroundings for granted.
‘Stand By Me‘ taught me that family always comes first, no matter what. Despite all the difficulties that the characters have to endure, they will always prioritise family. The love between the two children and their grandfather is incredibly heartwarming, and will bring tears of joy to people’s eyes.
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Written by Lindsay
Edited by Narelle
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