When my daughter, Jihoo, was 1 year old, I took her to a doctor and heard something unexpected. "She might have cerebral palsy." Now that she is seven years old, she still walks on her toes. This film is a self-reflection story of a person, as she tries to dig into the waves of honest and sometimes intolerable feelings brought by her daughter´s toe walking.
Agricultural documentarist Kwon has documented her daughter’s growth in Tiptoeing. Her eight-year-old girl was born premature and diagnosed with possibility of cerebral palsy. She still walks on tiptoe. The director has inner conflicts in a mother’s position. Her daughter feels uncomfortable with her mom, because she pushes her not to tiptoe. Kwon's husband pushes her not to film their disabled daughter. Tiptoeing is a very honest and introspective documentary, dealing with solidarity and empathy between parents and children. [KIM Youngjin]
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