Chunhyang

"Soaring! Chunhyang is Koreas New Years bouquet for the romantic spirit residing in us all. The two stars are effortlessly magnetic. The director floods his canvas with gorgeous costumes and meltingly sensual images. A lovely film that washes over the soul like a warm brew and a well-told tale by the fireside."
Jan Stuart, NEW YORK NEWSDAY
"One of the Years 10 Best Films. This sublimely gorgeous drama could become a breakthrough hit with American audiences. Nothing in a Hollywood spectacular could be more thrilling than the chanted Pansori storytelling that accompanies Chunhyangs poignant tale."
David Sterritt, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

Synopsis

An official selection at this year's Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, Im Kwon Taek's Chunhyang, Korea's largest cinematic production ever - a four month shoot employing over 8,000 extras and some 12,000 costumes - made its world premiere in the main competition of the Cannes Film Festival 2000 Drawing heavily on his country's rich and vibrant cultural heritage, veteran Korean director Im Kwon Taek's Chunhyang retells a classic tale of lovers torn apart by their two different worlds. In order to retell the timeless story of Chunhyang Im Kwon Taek has innovatively incorporated the ancient operatic tradition of pansori - a stylized narrative art form incorporating dance, music and song, which dates back to the days of the Chosun Dynasty - to breathtaking effect.
Original Languages: Korean
Genre: Drama|World Cinema
Running Time: 122 min.
Year: 2000

CREDITS

CAST
Hyo-jeong Lee (Chunhyang Sung)
Seung-woo Cho (Mongryong Lee)
DIRECTED BY
South Korea

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