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서울국제여성영화제

사이트맵

ARCHIVE

10th(2008)



A smile

PARK Kyung-hee

  • Korea
  • 2003
  • 98min
  • 35mm
  • color
  • 드라마


The concept for the film is inspired by the smile of Buddha. The knowledge that attaining the highest state of enlightenment comes after being submerged in the absurdity and agony of life can be found in that knowing smile. The film tracks the path and choices of a woman who is confronted with a sudden crisis in her life. So-jung is a photographer who one day finds out that she is suffering from tubular vision. It is a disease that gradually narrows one’s range of vision, leading to possible blindness. The story is comprised of four chapters: Tubular Vision, Family, A Smile, and Flight. It follows So-jung’s path and mirrors the reality she faces with as well as her inner aspirations. The absolute limit of the reality So-jung is faced with paradoxically brings relief to her inner desire to overcome such limits. So-jung gradually loses her sight, but in doing so sees the image of a goddess flying from an ancient tomb of Gyeongju, which has been buried in darkness for a thousand years. So-jung herself then dreams of flying. Korea’s most noted women filmmaker and actress have participated in support of director Park’s feature debut: one as a producer, the other as an leading role. In spite of the extremely low budget for the film, the almost all-women crew demonstrate the potential energy in Korean cinema. This film is gotten domestic and foreign’s attention by having been introducing as opening film of 5th IWFFS.
 

Director

  • PARK Kyung-heePARK Kyung-hee

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Credit

  • ProducerYIM Soon-rye
  • Cast CHOO Sang-Mee, SONG Il-gon
  • Screenwriter PARK Kyung-hee
  • Cinematography LIM Jae-soo
  • Editor RARK Yu-kyung
  • Sound KIM Bong-soo