Directed by Roh Hong-jin
With Yeon Jun-suk, Ahn Nae-sang, Kim So-hee, Ryu Hyun-kyung, Kim Dong-young, Yeo Min-joo,...
The father leaves home each day bragging at the top of his lungs but crawls back home again each day, and the mother receives him silently. The oldest sister fumes at her mother for the life she is leading, while the female university student who used to rent a room from them has disappeared. Director Roh Hongjin leads us into the life of a family in 1980s, the period focused upon by filmmakers of recent times. 1980s mark the time of military regime and the Gwangju movement for democracy, closely tied to the family's life, yet just a passing reality for the boy living in it.
The character that embodies this period is the father, who leaves home each day bragging. One day he returns home sick. Though he never lived the life he wanted, he used to sing songs to his wife while strumming his guitar. His life is an icon of that period and his son the next, passed down from his father, another wretched course of life to live. But the film suggests the father could not be hated for the lack luster life he handed down to us. (LEE Sang-yong)
"Miracle on Jongno Street" (2010)
Directed by Lee Hyuk-sang
With So Joon-moon,...
Miracle on Jongno Street is a story about 4 gay men who try to lead a 'normal life'. Despite their weary lives, Eden in Jongno is a place where they make friends and find love, and in a way it could be referred to as their private 'Garden of Eden'. The movie is a real life documentary about 5 men including the director himself, who meet and become friends in Eden.
In the middle of making a movie Jun-moon, a director, loses his self-confidence due to social scrutiny regarding his sexual orientation. Byung-gyon, a gay rights activist, has been participating in movements to establish equal rights for homosexuals. Young-soo, a chef who moved from the countryside 10 years ago, lived a lonely life but he finds happiness after joining a gay choir called G-Voice. Yol, who works for a major company, dreams of the day him and his partner, can have a legal wedding. These stories are no different from the lives of the 'heterosexual majority' and the relatively normal portrayal of these men is original and a significant achievement in the positive representation of homosexuals. (HONG Hyosook)
"The True-taste Show" (2011)
Directed by Kim Jae-hwan
With Park Na-rim,...
It starts with the challenging narration, "I know why the food at restaurants introduced on TV isn't that good". The film shows us the process of setting up a restaurant to expose the truth about food programs and liaising estaurants for a show. Let's take a look at the astonishing reality of food shows.
"Katuri - A Story of a Mother Bird" (2010)
Directed by Jung Gil-hoon
With Lee So-eun, Han Sin-jeong, Hong Bum-ki, Kim Hyeon-sim,...
A mommy pheasant and 9 chicks have a warm spring day. But their happiness doesn't last long. A mountain fire destroys the forest and the animals make effort to escape but it's no use in the ring of fire. In a life and death situation, mommy pheasant sacrifices herself to save the 9 chicks.
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