1967. South Korea. Kim Soo-yong. 77 min.
Friday, November 11, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
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.
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