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Frederic Ambroisine

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I learned yesterday that one of my best friends, Jin Ly , passed away. Her body was found in prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /Paris’ Seine river two days ago. Her drowning was apparently an accident while she was alone after a boat party last Saturday. She was 31.

Jin in Pusan (October 2006)

Jin grew up in Seoul, and left for Paris in 1999 where she lived without documentation.  She learned French by herself. She directed " Trans# : Working Title ", an experimental road movie/docu-fiction inspired by her own life and experiences and shot in Korean, French and English.  She filmed herself travelling and meeting people from South Korea to Paris and back, via Beijing and other places. This self-financed DIY movie  was selected in 2008 in a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival (L'ACID- an association for the release of indie movie).

Jin in Cannes (May 2008)

Check out the pre-editing teaser of  " Trans# : Working Title " below...

Here is a Jin Ly interview from the website Nisimazine in which s he talks about her very unusual movie and illustrates her complex, tormented and fascinating personality.

Nisimazine | Interview: Jin-Ly

 R.I.P. Jin.

Update Oct. 4th, 2009: Teaser of the 2009 Sun Project that Jin was working on...


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What a tragic loss. I am sorry for your loss. She should have had so much more time to live her life. So much more to offer the world.
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Patrick Chow says :
so sad bro ... sorry for ur loss of a close friend ... Jin Ly sounded like an extraordinary lady ...
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So sad... such a sad terrible news. May she rest in peace. My deepest condolence, Frédéric...
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JS says :
Frederic I'm so sorry for your loss, it's very hard to lose a friend, you have my sympathy.
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I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Condolences
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Patrick Lee says :
oh man, may she rest in peace....
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so sorry to hear about your condolences...
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Raffi says :
how tragic!
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J A Chan says :
Sorry to hear of your friend's passing :-(
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My condolences man.
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Wing Liu says :
so young and died. rest in peace.
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my condolences, i hope her film will become a classic!!
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Dirt Star says :
So sorry to hear that such a great person is gone. Condolences to all her family and friends.
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