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

SONG Gil-han, The Writer of Cinematic Spirit

Myong-Ja Akiko Sonia

DIRECTOR LEE Jangho SONG Gil-han, The Writer of Cinematic Spirit구분없음
Nation Korea 1992146min35mmcolor Fiction
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Dong-jin likes Myong-ja but leaves hometown after discovering her relationship with Min-ho. In 1943, while Dong-jin is leading the anti-Japanese struggle, he happens to meet Myong-ja again.

  • Review

    Another ‘Brutal Stories of Women’?screenplay by Song Gil-han, directed by Lee Jangho, and featuring Kim Jimi. 1940s, when the Pacific War was so aggravated, Myong-ja changes her name to Akiko. As she falls in love with Minho, Dong-jin, a left wing intellectual who admired Akiko, is heartbroken and decides to leave for Tokyo. To avoid the forced drafting, Minho decides to abandon his hometown. Myong-ja then decides to look for true love. Her journey goes across Hokkaido to Sakhalin. Feeling homesick, she attains citizenship for North Korea but realizes she can never return home. Myong-ja Akiko Sonia tells the life story of a woman in the midst of national suffering. Those who lost its roots, the cold reality, constant questioning?Song Gil-han’s outlook on the world. This film received great attention for its large scale production. [JANG Byungwon]

  • Credit

    Director LEE Jangho
    Screenplay SONG Gil-han
    Producer KIM Jimi
    Cinematography GU Jungmo
    Art Director Lee Myeongsu, Park Dongseon, Kim Jongcheol
    Editor PARK Sundeok
    Sound KIM Byeongsu, Kang Daeseong
    Music KIM Jeonggil
    Cast KIM Jimi, LEE Yeongha, KIM Myeonggon, LEE Hyeyeong


LEE Jang-ho

Born in 1945. He worked since 1960´s to nowadays. His most notable films include <i>Heavenly homecoming to stars</i> (1974), <i>A fine, Windy day</i> (1980), <i>Declaration of Genius</i> (1995).