Dear Chaemin

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of video letters are sent to the director’s sister in Seoul. Should we want to return to the ‘old normal’? The autofictional film juxtaposes the Korean and Dutch contexts of contact tracing, biopolitics, and crowd control practices, each of which intensifies the stigmatization and violence against queer communities and people of Asian descent.

Director Biography

Cyan Bae (1993, KR) is a practice-based researcher based in The Hague. Her practice integrates filmmaking, visual journalism, and graphic design to respond to and participate in sociotechnical discourses. Her recent works question and disrupt (techno-)solutionism and cis-/heteronormative infrastructures of society, from artificial intelligence to archaeology.


Cyan Bae


The Netherlands








17 min.

Under Surveillance

Friday, 3 September 13:00 - 14:25 / Kijkhuis 1
85 min.
Saturday, 4 September 10:00 - 11:40 / Kijkhuis 1
100 min.

Also in this session

1. Les antilopes
Maxime Martinot, 8 min.
2. Dusk
Bálint Bíró, 21 min.
3. Forever
Mitch McGlocklin, 7 min.
4. Under Control
Ville Koskinen, 18 min.
5. Breaches
Koldo Almandoz, Maria Elorza, 8 min.
6. Dear Chaemin
Cyan Bae, 17 min.

National Competition

Saturday, 4 September 19:55 - 21:35 / Kijkhuis 2
100 min.

Also in this session

1. Dear Chaemin
Cyan Bae, 17 min.
2. Birdland
Ashgan El-Hamus, 15 min.
3. L'eau faux
Serge Onnen, Sverre Fredriksen, 16 min.
4. In de stilte van de nacht
Yaron Cohen, 17 min.
5. Marlon Brando
Vincent Tilanus, 20 min.
6. Pilar
Yngwie Boley, J.J. Epping, Diana van Houten, 10 min.