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FALSE TEETH

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FALSE TEETH is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 7-12
14 minutes
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KIM KYUNG JU
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FALSE TEETH is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
False Teeth is a very sweet story that focuses on the love of an older Korean woman and her grandson. The story is about a young boy who finds playing with his grandmother's false teeth is fun, to the point of distraction. However, when he loses them, just before his grandmother is scheduled to take a portrait at a photography studio, it's a problem.

This short film gives us a lot of insight into Korean culture as we follow the boy and his family going about their daily activities and watching the grandmother take care of her false teeth. The camera work is very well done, with clear shots of their home and community. Watching the grandmother walk through the town shows us the village where this story takes place in rural Korea, a small town amongst vast fields and forests. I enjoyed seeing a part of the world not often represented in media. The little boy and his grandmother have a charming relationship that is sweet, believable and, at times, silly. The grandma's easy-going disposition and her love are the underlying theme of this story. She makes me smile, especially how she handles her situation with the missing teeth when shooting her portrait. Her grandson's mischievousness and light-heartedness abound and you can't help but giggle at him also.

The message of the film is that the best smile is a smile of love.

I give False Teeth 4 out of 5 stars and recommend this for ages 7 to 12, plus adults. The dialogue is in Korean with English subtitles. Reviewed by Cassidy S. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Jurors.

False Teeth is a very sweet story that focuses on the love of an older Korean woman and her grandson. The story is about a young boy who finds playing with his grandmother's false teeth is fun, to the point of distraction. However, when he loses them, just before his grandmother is scheduled to take a portrait at a photography studio, it's a problem.

This short film gives us a lot of insight into Korean culture as we follow the boy and his family going about their daily activities and watching the grandmother take care of her false teeth. The camera work is very well done, with clear shots of their home and community. Watching the grandmother walk through the town shows us the village where this story takes place in rural Korea, a small town amongst vast fields and forests. I enjoyed seeing a part of the world not often represented in media. The little boy and his grandmother have a charming relationship that is sweet, believable and, at times, silly. The grandma's easy-going disposition and her love are the underlying theme of this story. She makes me smile, especially how she handles her situation with the missing teeth when shooting her portrait. Her grandson's mischievousness and light-heartedness abound and you can't help but giggle at him also.

The message of the film is that the best smile is a smile of love.

I give False Teeth 4 out of 5 stars and recommend this for ages 7 to 12, plus adults. The dialogue is in Korean with English subtitles. Reviewed by Cassidy S. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Jurors.

Han Young Soon, an old woman, loses her false teeth, Her grandson has taken them. She is going to take profile pictures at a picture studio. Her grandson runs to return her teeth to her before she arrives at the photo studio.
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