Korean Film Screening 40
Title: The Power of Kangwon Province / 강원도의 힘 (1998)
Date: Thursday April 19th, 6:30pm 2012
Location: Korean Cultural Office, Multipurpose Hall
Director: Hong Sang-soo ('Ha Ha Ha', 'Oki's Movie')
Genre: Drama, Romance, Indie
Runtime: 108 mins
Cast: Baek Jong-hak ('The Day He Arrives'), Oh Yoon-hong ('The Yellow Sea'), Kim Yoo-seok ('The Isle')
On the rebound from a love affair with Sang-kwon, Ji-sook joins two girlfriends on a trip to Kangwon Province. Sang-kwon seems to have moved on from his one true love, and decides to take a trip to ... Kangwon Province. As the ex-lovers meet, drunken spats and joyous flirtations proceed in true Hong Sang-soo style.
Theme: Dramatic Relationships focuses on films that feature strong female characters and stories of their relationships with men and the world around them. Prominent independent and art house film directors are highlighted in the program, including Kim Ki-duk ('Birdcage Inn', 'Spring Summer Autumn Winter .. and Spring'), Hong Sang-soo ('The Power of Kangwon Province', 'Oki's Movie') and Im Sang-soo ('A Good Lawyer's Wife', 'The Housemaid').
Theme: Dramatic Relationships