Wednesday, 27 May 2009

The 24th Korean Film Night (Hansel and Gretel)

Date: May 28th 2009, 7pm
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, The Korean Cultural Centre UKGrand Buildings, 1 -3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW

Director: YIM Pil-sung
Cast: Shim Eun-kyung, Cheon Jeong-myung, Eun Won-jae, Jin Ji-hye, Jang Yeong-nam, Kim Kyung-ik
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Running Time: 117 mins

When Eun-soo crashes his car on a country road, he meets a young girl who leads him to her beautiful house in the middle of the forest, where he is welcomed by her parents and two young siblings, who appear to be the picture of the perfect family. The morning after, when he tries to get back to his car, the forest seems never-ending and inevitably leads back to the house. Soon Eun-soo realizes he’s trapped in the kids’ gloomy fairy-tale alternate reality, a world no other adult has managed to escape.

Filmography of YIM Pil-sung
Hansel & Gretel (2007), Namgeuk-ilgi (2005), Baby (1999), So-Nyun-Ghi (1998)

Gerardmer Film Festival, Nominated for Grand Prize : Hansel & Gretel (2009)
Fantasporto, International Fantasy Film Special Jury Award / Orient Express Section Grand Prize : Hansel & Gretel (2007)

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