London Korean Film Night: Gilsotteum (1985)


In 1983, KBS (Korea’s BBC) launched a campaign to reunite families torn apart in the Korean War three decades earlier. Im integrates footage from the campaign into the story of Hwayeong, who leaves her middle-class life in Busan to search for the son she lost in Gilsoddeum during the war. An expert dissection of the social and familial rifts in modern Korea.

Director: IM Kwon-Taek
Running Time: 101min (Eng Sub, Cert 18)
Screening Date: August 01, 2013
Theatre: Digital Archive

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