The third feature in the CKS spring film series, Divided Images, is a story of young love, separation, and finally a reuniting. Gilsottŭm (길소뜸), a 1985 feature by the eminent director Im Kwŏn-t’aek, will be screened Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
The spring series, selected by Jude Y. Yang, Korean studies librarian at UH Hamilton Library, is featuring stories that highlight women in Korean movies, concentrating particularly on gender issues and feminism in South Korean society.
The storyline of Gilsottŭm: In 1983, when the search for families separated during the Korean War is in full swing, Hwa-yŏng, on the recommendation of her husband, visits a television station in order to find her son, whom she lost in the war. At the station, she meets Dong-jin, her first love and the father of her son. After tragic events in their young lives during the pre- and post-war periods, Hwa-yŏng and Dong-jin became separated and lived separate lives for thirty-three years. After their encounter at the television station, they set out together to find their son.
Film screenings take place in the auditorium of the Center for Korean Studies at 1881 East-West Road on the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa campus and begin at 6:30 p.m. Korean films are shown with English subtitles.
This series is free and open to all. It is supported by the Timothy and Miriam Wee Memorial Fund at the Center for Korean Studies. DVDs used for the film screenings are gifts of the Korean Film Council and the Korean Film Archive.
For further information about the film series, contact the Center for Korean Studies at (808) 956‑7041 or Jude Y. Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (808) 956‑2319.
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