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Journeys and Arrivals: The Films of Jeon Soo-il--With a Girl of Black Soil 2007

Presented in association with the Korean Film Council and the UCLA Center for Korean Studies

Saturday, January 16, 2010
7:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Over the last decade, South Korean writer-director Jeon Soo-il has earned an international reputation for highly personal films that explore the connections between identity and geography, art and being. An associate professor of film who studied in Pusan and Paris, Jeon is drawn to characters who find themselves unmoored from the spaces and relationships that define their lives. Businessmen, children and even film professors set out on journeys, both inward and outward, their final destinations always unknown. Much like his characters Jeon followed his own path in South Korean cinema, continuously honing his approach to combine a social realist edge with a powerfully minimalist style. The UCLA Film & Television Archive is pleased to present Jeon’s first six features to Los Angeles audiences for the first time.

All films in Korean with English subtitles except where noted.
All films directed by Jeon Soo-il.

SCR: Jeon Soo-il, Jung Soon-yeoung. CAST: Ryu Yeon-mi, Jo Young-jin, Park Hyung-woo.

After being diagnosed with black lung and losing his job, a coalminer slowly retreats into an alcohol soaked oblivion leaving his 8-year-old daughter, Young-lim, to care for her developmentally-disabled younger brother. Jeon firmly fixes the family’s plight in the social context of the rugged Kangwon province while Jo Young-jin delivers an unforgettable performance as Young-lim.
35mm, color, 89 min.

In person: Jeon Soo-il.

Open to the public.

Cost : Advance online tickets are available for $10 at General admission and student tickets are available at the window for $9 and $8 respectively.


Sponsor(s): , Film and Television Archive, Cin-Asie, KOFIC, Korean Cultural Center LA

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