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

SONG Gil-han, The Writer of Cinematic Spirit

Crying in a Butterfly´s Embrace

DIRECTOR IM Kwontaek SONG Gil-han, The Writer of Cinematic Spirit
Nation Korea 198383min35mmcolor Fiction
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Hyun-ju is on her way to meet her first love after 12 years in a taxi along a coastal road. While listening to her story, the driver deeply relates to her and wishes her the best reunion.

  • Review

    Crying In a Butterfly’s Embrace is a film that carries Song Gil-han’s unique emotions. The film is about Hyunju, who starts a journey to find her first love, Min-seop. Hyunju travels with Sun-ho in a cab only to find that Min-seop has left the town for a temple in Chungcheong-do. Feeling hopeless, Hyunju leaves the town after spending the night with Sun-ho and leaving him behind. As a road movie, it is worth focusing on the method of visualization of the road: the very winding and steep road is an allegory for life’s steep path. The secluded town mirrors the vagrant life of its writer, Song Gil-han. A drunk man who is heading to his daughter’s house, a couple not minding what others think and only into their own world - the intention of picturing the same, simple life style can be noticed in all who enter the same taxi. [JANG Byungwon]

  • Credit

    Director IM Kwontaek
    Screenplay SONG Gil-han
    Producer JUNG Jinu
    Cinematography SON Hyeonchae
    Editor KIM Huisu
    Sound LEE Jaeung, KIM Jeongil
    Music LEE Cheolhyeok
    Cast NA Yeonghui, LEE Yeongha, KIM Okjin, CHOI Dongjun, HAN Soryong


IM Kwon-taek

Born in 1934. He worked from 1960´s to 2010´s. His most notable films include <i>Farewell Duman River</i> (1962), <i>Testimony</i> (1973), <i>Mandara</i> (1981).