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Early Korean Cinema

Sweet Dream + Fisherman’s Fire

+ intro by Chung Chong-hwa, Korean Film Archive

Two very different women set off for the bright lights of Seoul in this double feature.

Image from Sweet Dream + Fisherman’s Fire

Sweet Dream

미몽

Korea 1936
Dir Yang Ju-nam
With Mun Ye-bong, Lee Geum-ryong, Yu Seok-ok, Kim In-gyu
47min
Digital
English subtitles

Early melodrama at its best! Sweet Dream follows a bored housewife as she abandons her family to search for love and excitement in 1930s Seoul.

Fisherman’s Fire

어화

Korea 1938
Dir Ahn Chul-yeong
With Park No-gyeong, Yun Buk-yang, Jeon Hyo-bong, Park Hak, Na Woong
52min
35mm
English subtitles

Fisherman’s Fire is the tale of a young woman who is seduced away from her poor fishing village only to become a bar girl (gisaeng) in the city. The screening on Friday 15 February will be introduced by Chung Chong-hwa, Korean Film Archive.

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