The title Good Light, Good Air is oddly paradoxical. Keenly working at the point where his artistic identity and persistent attention on modern Korean history meet, director Im in this film focused on where the history of oppression and struggle intersect between Gwangju and Buenos Aires. In both cities, a great number of people who fought against the dictatorship were slaughtered and disappeared. The people of both societies still live with that trauma. When the testimonies of the victims of the two cities cross over, the film gives us chills as the eerie history of the two is very similar. Through Good Light, Good Air, director Im asks us how we will remember the past from where we stand right now. (HONG Eunmi)
Im Heung-soon is an artist and film director. He has been working on different visual mediums such as photography, installations, public art, community art, and films. He was invited to a number of domestic and foreign film festivals for his films such as Jeju Prayer (2012), Ryeoheang (2016), Reborn (2017), Exchange Diary (2018), and Things that Do Us Part (2019). He won the Silver Lion award at the Venice Biennale for his video work, Factory Complex (2014).