London Korean Film Festival 2016: Keeping the Vision Alive – Women in Korean Filmmaking
Thursday 10 November 2016,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, limited places
Recommend this event
This film by acclaimed New Wave director Yim Soon-rye is the perfect complement to this year’s London Korean Film Festival focus on women independent filmmakers.
The film encourages the possibility for an alternative history of Korean cinema as told by the women working in film. The vision being kept alive is that of filmmakers like Park Nam-ok who, with her film The Widow (1955), paved the way for other independent women filmmakers. The film combines excerpts and interviews with contemporary directors such as Byun Young-joo and Jang Hee-sun who speak openly about their own experiences and their endurance in a male-dominated and conservative industry.
Director: Yim Soon-rye
UK, 2002, 51 minutes