2010. South Korea. Im Kwon-taek. 118 min.
Monday, September 26, 2011, 7:45 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2010. South Korea. Written and directed by Im Kwon-taek. With Park Joong-hoon, Kang Soo-yeon, Ye Ji-won. Im’s 101st feature film, Hanji, about a type of paper making by moonlight, is reminiscent of his masterwork Sopyonje in its focus on a traditional Korean art. Although the story is fictional, the observations are inflected by documentary. Im has said, “A bunch of lunatics try to make paper that supposedly lasts a thousand years in the middle of the night. It’s madness. We Koreans export electronic goods and cars but we are losing some important assets which are cultural treasures, like hanji.” In Korean; English subtitles. 118 min.