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Outdoor Screening

Dongju; The Portrait of A Poet

Director LEE Joonik
Info
  • Korea│
  • 2015│
  • 110min│
  • DCP│
  • b&w│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Nothing was permitted during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Dongju and Monggyu are cousins of the same age who were born and grew up together in the same house. Monggyu, who acts boldly for his convictions without holding back, is the closest friend and a mountain that needs to be overcome for the young Dongju who dreams of becoming a poet.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
252 2016. 04. 30 20:00 Outdoor Screening KE12GV

Review

The works of Yoon Dongju, a poet with untarnished soul during the Japanese occupation, are well known, but his personal life and days spent in Japan have not been explored. The screenplay written by Shin puts Donju and Mongkyu, his same age cousin, in contrast and describes how the two young men endured the tragic period. The two went to Japan to study as they were forced to change their names into Japanese ones. There, Mongkyu chooses to take the path of an independence activist, while Dongju decides to write poetry, treating himself badly. With the intersecting life of the two, Dongju speaks about a life of defying a humiliating history. Director Lee Joonik takes a warm view over the two, gently comforts their life, and consoles the audience. Dongju will share the empathetic power of cinema in the outdoor screening. (LEE Sang-yong)

Credit

Director LEE Joonik
Screenplay Shin Youn-shick
Producer Kim Ji-hyoung
Cinematography Choi Yong-jin
Art Director Lee Jae-sung
Editor Kim Jeong-hoon
Music MOWG
Cast Kang Ha-neul, Park Jung-min, Kim In-woo

Director

LEE Joonik

Trailer

(Dongju; The Portrait of A Poet) DIR. LEE Joonik

Nothing was permitted during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Dongju and Monggyu are cousins of the same age who were born and grew up together in the same house. Monggyu, who acts boldly for his convictions without holding back, is the closest friend and a mountain that needs to be overcome for the young Dongju who dreams of becoming a poet.