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PROGRAM - Special Focus - SONG Gil-han, The Writer of Cinematic Spirit

SONG Gil-han, The Writer of Cinematic Spirit

Village of Haze

DIRECTOR IM Kwontaek SONG Gil-han, The Writer of Cinematic Spirit구분없음
Nation Korea 198293minDCPcolor Fiction
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Overview

Soo-ok is transferred to a remote primary school from Seoul. She is terrified at the sight of a shabby man at the bus stop. After observing how village ladies treat him, she gets interested in his presence.

Program Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
129 2017. 04. 28 17:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 5
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611 2017. 05. 03 11:00 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema
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  • Review

    Village of Haze which represents literary imagination is based on Yi Mun-yol’s 『An Anonymous Island』. Soo-ok, a graduate of Teachers’ College, is appointed at an elementary school in a remote village. All the villagers are connected by blood and they welcome her with kindness. However, there is an odd tension between the outsider and the locals. On her first day of work, she meets a young man named Kkae-cheol. He is a little slow and foolish but seems like a necessary evil for this strange community. When Soo-ok finds out her boyfriend did not visit her, she is greatly disappointed. Like the original novel, the film explores the human’s desire and weakness. Soo-ok is also the subject for one’s desire and projected on Kkae-cheol ‘s foolish and crazy behavior. Kkae-cheol represents the dark side of the community and the outsider. [JANG Byungwon]

  • Credit

    Director IM Kwontaek
    Screenplay SONG Gil-han
    Producer PARK Jongchan
    Cinematography JUNG Ilseong
    Editor KIM Changsun
    Sound KIM Byeongsu, KIM Gyeongil
    Music KIM Jeonggil
    Cast JUNG Yunhui, AHN Seonggi, PARK Jihun, JIN Bongjin, OH Yeonghwa, LEE Yemin

Director

IM Kwontaek

Born in 1936, Jangseong, Jeollanam-do. He began production department work with The novel of JangHwaHongRyeon(1956) directed by Jung Chnag-hwa and he experienced apprentice method. His debut film is Farewell Duman River(1962). Since then he have been released 102 movies. Chihwaseon(2002) won the Best Director Prize at Cannes which is about Jang Seung-eop who is the artist in the late of Joseon period.