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The Poet and The Boy The Poet and The Boy

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Jeonju Cinema Project | Jeonju Cinema Project | KIM Yang-hee | Korea | 2017 | 110min | DCP | color | Fiction
Director KIM Yang-hee Screenplay KIM Yang-hee Producer Sean C. LEE Cinematography CHOI Yunman Art Director RYU Seonkwang Editor LEE Younglim Music KOO Jawan Cast YANG Ikjune, JUNG Garam, JEON Hyejin
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    Born and raised in Jeju Island, a forty-year-old poet is still an immature man who is always scolded by his wife. Unlike financially unstable husband himself, the wife is a strong support system in their marriage. Hyun Taekgi meets a boy named Seyun who works at the cash register of a donut shop who he feels a sudden intense vibe. Living with a tough materialistic mother and an ill father Se-yun has been separated from the rest of the world and starts to open up with an unexpected interest from a stranger. Kim Yang-hee’s debut film The Poet and The Boy questions the value of ´beauty´. The poet opens his eyes on the real beauty when he meets someone that he feels he needs to take care of and also in secular reality of the world. A wife who looks after her husband, a mother who takes care of her child are defined as ´poets´ by ´taking care´ of others. [JANG Byungwon]


KIM Yang-hee

Born in 1977. Graduated from Korea National University of Arts. She was awarded for Best Director at Busan International Short Film Festival for her short film, One Day To Be Passing By(2007), and her other short, Hearing Aid(2013) was invited to Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. The director´s debut feature, The Poet and The Boy received Audience Award and Grand Prize at Feature Film Pitching section of Jeonju Project Market in 2016.