Director Im Kwon-Taek Retrospective: Gilsoddeum

Date: Oct 22, 2012 6:30 PM / Oct 28, 2012 6:20 PM
Venue: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, The South Bank Centre, London

Year: 1985
Production Country: South Korea
Directed by: Im Kwon-Taek
Featuring: Kim Ji-Mee / Shin Sung-Il / Han So-Ryeong
Running time: 105min

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 Hwayoung (Kim Ji-Mee in her defining role), 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.

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