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SONG Il-gon Tackles Modernization of Korea

2007/02/14 | Permalink | Source

Experimental director Song Il-gon is developing a film tentatively titled "Telephone Girl". The titular girl lives in the 1920-30s when Korea was modernizing, albeit, under Japanese colonial rule.

The story depicts the girl becoming a modern woman with a focus on the girl's romance. The girl is from humble descent and works as a switchboard operator.

The film is to be produced by new-comer JinJin Pictures, affiliated with art-house film distributor/exhibitor Dongsoong Art Center. JinJin Pictures will handle the production and distribution side. JinJin Pictures will also explore commercial opportunities and Telephone Girl is an exponent of the new direction with a budget of US$ 5 million.

Director Song Il-gon directed the mainstream film "Spider Forest" in 2004. Outside Korea he is best known for his experimental low-budget films, which featured at International Film Festivals. He started attracting attention with his 2001 Flower Island, a selection of the Venice Film Festival. Other acclaimed low-budget films of him are "Feathers in the Wind" (2004) and "The Magicians", shot in one-take in 2005.

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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