Plot / Synopsis
The fantasy musical film “Passerby #3? by Korean director Shin Su-won won the Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film Award at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival.
Ji-Wan is a middle-aged mother with a case of malaise and hardly any backbone to speak of. She abruptly quits her job to follow her dream of becoming a film director; she’s been working on a script for five years. Her husband thinks she’s wasting her time; her son Si-Young is ashamed of her and lets her know it at every possible moment; and the producer she’s supposed to be working with, Choi, keeps trying to make the film into a commercial blockbuster.
While researching at a rock concert, she comes across a scrap of sheet music and is inspired to take the script in a new, fantasy direction, called Rainbow. But the production company keeps on changing its mind over what it wants, and urges her to write a genre movie instead. Worn down, Ji-wan’s creativity starts to lag as her neurotic visions (involving ants on her computer screen) worsen.