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SA-KWA

Sth Korea, 2005 (MIFF 2006, Regional Focus)

Director: Kang Yi-Kwan

SA-KWA

“Sa-kwa gives voice to the finest nuances of complex feelings in a delicately orches-trated crescendo...” - Toronto International Film Festival
South Korea's most remarkable and gifted new actress, Moon So-ri, transforms from a carefree young girl into an emotionally complicated woman as we intrude on her disappointments in love, her heartbreaks and her confusions. In shock at being abandoned by her long-time boyfriend and in an attempt at happiness, she finds herself susceptible to the clichéd advances of a man in her office - but things aren't as straightforward as she would have hoped.
Sa-kwa is a delicate film of feeling and mood, focusing on marital dynamics and their resonance in social and family relations, handled with subtlety and humour at the hands of filmmaker Kang Yi-kwan.
“Kang's clear vision reveals the selfishness and emotional ignorance inherent in the intricate maze of passion, social convention and stubborn unadaptability that couples often must navigate.” - Toronto International Film Festival

D/S Kang Yi-kwan P Choi Yong-Bae, Park Kwan-Soo WS Studio 2.0
L Korean w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2005/118mins

Kang Yi-kwan was born in South Korea in 1971. Sa-kwa (2005) is his feature film directing debut.

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