Korean Film Screening 31
Title: Sopyonje / 서편제 (1993)
Date: Thursday February 16th, 6:30pm 2012
Location: Korean Cultural Office, Multipurpose Hall
Special Event: Dr. Leonid Petrov, Korean Studies at University of Sydney
Director: Im Kwon-taek ('Hanji', 'Beyond the Years')
Runtime: 112 mins
Cast: Oh Jeong-hae, Kim Myeong-kon
A man reminisces about the past when he hears the soothing tones of Pansori. The story of a family's struggle to survive as pure artists in an ever-changing world. This critically acclaimed film was screened at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival and also received 6 Grand Bell awards and 6 Korean Film Critic's Awards. From promiment Korean filmmaker Im Kwon-taek, Sopyonje was his 93rd film.
Sopyonje is now available to watch online in full for free via the Korean Film Archives youtube channel.
Audience Rating: 4.38/5.0 Stars