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KOREAN CINEMA

Korea, 1995 (MIFF 1995, Buried Treasures - The Century of Cinema)

Director: Jang Sun-Woo, Park Ki-Yong, Samsung Nices

The film is founded on perception of the very close connection between Korea's modern history and the development of Korean cinema. Jang Sun-Woo's view of history negotiates its way around all the trip-wires that criss-cross both the country and its cinema. He questions what Korea was, is and could be, illuminating the many missing pages in Korean film history. Most importantly the film is a celebration of the cine­ma—past and pre sent—which have tried to over­come all the circumscriptions of film censorship. A Fitting companion piece to The Taebek Moun­tains and Jang Sun-Woo's new feature, To You From Me.

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