<em>Mist</em>. 1967. South Korea. Directed by Soo-yong Kim. Pictured: Jeong-hee Yoon (left) and Seong-il Shin (right). Image courtesy of The Korean Film Archive
  • Mist

    1967. South Korea. Kim Soo-yong. 77 min.

Introduced by Sungji Oh, Curator, Korean Film Archve

Saturday, October 29, 2011, 2:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Mist

    1967. South Korea. Directed by Kim Soo-yong. Screenplay by Seung-ok Kim, based on his novel A Journey to Mujin. With Seong-il Shin, Jeong-hee Yoon, Chung-chul Kim. Mist is a landmark film in the development of modern Korean cinema. Seong-il Shin plays a former draft dodger and tuberculosis patient who rises to become the executive director of a pharmaceutical company by marrying the widowed daughter of the company's CEO. During a visit to his hometown of Mujin, he meets and falls in love with a music teacher, and the ensuing conflict between desire and ambition, his dark past and his promising future, torments him. Kim Soo-yong creates a sense of alienation and repression through his use of long shots, flashbacks, and a discordant aural landscape, and achieves a psychological complexity that remains poignant even today. Preserved by the Korean Film Archive. In Korean; English subtitles. 77 min.