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Chihwaseon (취화선)

취화선 (Chi-hwa-seon)

Directed by Im Kwon-taek (임권택)

Screenplay by , ,

Drama Historical

120min | Release date in South Korea :

Also knonw as "Strokes of Fire" and "Painted Fire"
Synopsis
During the 1850s, Kim Byung-moon saves young Seung-up from being beaten by a group of drifters. Seung-up draws him a picture to explain the reason of being beaten. Kim looks carefully at Seung-up's rough yet extraordinary talent... and years later, Kim encourages Seung-up to pursue the life of a true artist and gives him a pen name, Oh-won. Seung-up meets Mae-hyang, a daughter of a declined Yangban (nobleman) who attracts him deeply. But, they part when she runs away from persecution of the catholic.

Seung-up leaves and wanders about in pursuit of the truth of art. Nobody can hold on to him. Only through pleasure can he eagerly stroke his paintbrush. He confirms the power of his brush stroke through his painting of a monkey with a liquor bottle in hand while mocking the world. As fame builds up, he yearns to change and stretch beyond his limits. Then one day, he experiences all his body's energy flowing into the paintbrush. Seung-up, in a misshaped bowl, discovers the state he has strived to attain and turns his back to the world and fades away...

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    2019/06/01
    Considered Im Kwon-taek's greatest work (at least outside of Korea), "Chihwaseon" is also a landmark for Korean cinema, since it signaled the first time a local director won the Best Director Award at Cannes. The biopic presents the life of Jang Seung-up, one of the most significant painters in the history of the country, who is considered to have changed the direction of Korean art,...More

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Distribution
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
International sales
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
Staff
 Kang Hye-yeon (강혜연)
 Adaptation/Dramatization
 Lee An-na (이안나)
 Production department
 Lee Ji-seung (이지승)
 Production department
 Han Dong-wook (한동욱)
 Lighting/cinematography department
 Park Soon-deok (박순덕)
 Editor
Technical Information
120 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85) Dolby SRD
Festival(s) & award(s)
Best director - Cannes Festival - (2002)
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Airing dates : 2002/05/10

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