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

SONG Gil-han, The Writer of Cinematic Spirit

Mandara

DIRECTOR IM Kwontaek SONG Gil-han, The Writer of Cinematic Spirit구분없음
Nation Korea 1981105minDCPcolor Fiction
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Overview

Two Buddhist monks become friends after a security inspection. Jisan says Buddha isn’t only in temples and Bubwoon realizes he gained nothing after 6-year asceticism. They hit the road together.

Program Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
223 2017. 04. 29 14:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 5
KE19GV
Ticket Wish
609 2017. 05. 03 11:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 6
KE19
Ticket Wish
  • Review

    Mandara, a film by Song Gil-han, is adapted from Kim Seong-dong’s novel. This film sets the theme of the relationship between reality and religion, which carries throughout Song Gil-Han’s work. A young monk Beopeun (Ahn Sungki) meets another monk named Jisan (Jeon Musong) who does has not yet been ordained and has a high desire for alcohol and women. Recognizing his former self, Beopeun decides to travel with Jisan. Just as Jisan states that enlightenment is not always found only at temples, he dies. Identifying as lost souls, Jisan and Beopeun cross paths with characters from The Surrogate Woman, Gilsotteum and Ticket’s characters’ frivolous destinies. The scene of Jisan and Beopeun walking together as they discuss Buddhist doctrine in Mandara helps bring out the importance of the worldview that this story holds. [JANG Byungwon]

  • Credit

    Director IM Kwontaek
    Screenplay SONG Gil-han
    Producer LEE Taewon
    Cinematography JUNG Ilseong

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.