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7th(2005)



Confession of an Actress / Eoneo Yeobaeuui Gobaek

Kim Soo-yong

  • Korea
  • 1967
  • 84min
  • 35mm
  • color

Confession of an Actress is a melodrama of Kim Jin-kyu, an ex-film icon and a father who tries to make his abandoned daughter a ‘silver screen star’ to his death. Very unusually, stars of the film use their real names for the characters. With setups of Chungmuro, the biggest film venue ever in Korea, the film has self-reflective aspect of film production by frequently showing scenes from film productions. This modernist perspective and form are peculiarly mixed with pathos of paternal love and narrational conventionality.
 In showing a woman who becomes a ‘silver legend’ from a waitress in an old, shabby restaurant with help of father, Confession of an Actress reveals social embodiment of an ‘actress’. Interestingly, the process of making actress is done in ‘discourses on actress’, addressed by male director, of male producer and most importantly of her father (and her predecessor as well). A speedy montage sequence of Jung-im who is reborn as an actress based on father’s narration of reading his letter shows power of discourse as social disciplines and its gendered politics. (Kwon Eun-sun)
 

Director

  • Kim Soo-yongKim Soo-yong

    Born in 1929 in Ansung, Kim Soo-yong studied pedagogy at Seoul National University. He has directed more than 100 films including A Seashore Village (1964), Flame in the Valley (1967), Chun-hyang (1968), Splendid Outing (1977), and Jung-Kwang’s Nonsense (1986) since his feature debut film A Henpecked Husband in 1958. He won numerous awards such as the “Best Director Award” at the 6th and 13th Daejong Film Festival, for Mist (1967) and The Earth (1974), respectively, and the Best Director Award at the 15th Baiksang Art Award for The Terms of Love (1979). One of the leading contributors to the Korean cinema boom in the sixties, Kim Soo-yong has also taught at Chongju University and has been the president of Korea Media Rating Board.

Credit

  • ProducerHong Sung-chil 홍성칠
  • Cast Kim Jin-kyu 김진규, Nam Jung-im 남정임, Han Sung ?>
  • Screenwriter Shin Bong-seung 신봉승
  • Cinematography Hong Dong-hyuk 홍동혁
  • Editor Yoo Jae-won 유재원
  • Music Jung Yoon-joo 정윤주
  • Sound Kim Byung-soo 김병수, Choi Hyung-lae 최형래