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Legacy of Chungmuro, Taehung Pictures
Chihwaseon
 
Director_ IM Kwon-taek
 
Korea 2002 120min DCP color feature Fiction
Review

The title means a drunken painter-saint. While Heungseon Daewongun and Empress Myeongseong had power struggles in the late Joseon Dynasty, Catholic churches were persecuted under the closed-door policy and the kingdom suffered from frequent foreign invasions. Depicting the life of a genius painter Jang Seung-up, director Im highlighted his self-destructive aspects. Dissatisfied with his works, the artist released his anger by drinking alcohol and painted while intoxicated. The director experimented with music in his previous film, Chunhyang (2000). In this film, he followed the painter’s traces and emotions with paintings. Thanks to the unwavering support from producer Lee Taewon and cinematographer Jung Il-sung who became his canvas, Im won the Best Director Award at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival for the first time in Korean film history, making the culmination of his career. [HUH Nam-woong]

CREDIT
  • DirectorIM Kwon-taek
  • ProducerLEE Taewon
  • ScreenplayKIM Yong-ok, IM Kwon-taek
  • CinematographyJUNG Il-sung
  • GafferKIM Dongho
  • MusicKIM Youngdong
  • EditorPARK Soon-duk
CastCHOI Minsik, AHN Sungki, YOO Hojeong, KIM Yeojin
DIRECTOR
IM Kwon-taek 
Born in 1934. After his directorial debut, he has directed 102 films including the latest film Revivre (2014). His works include The General's Son (1990), Sopyonje (1993), and Festival (1996). He won the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival with his film Chihwaseon (2002).
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