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The Power of Kangwon Province

Film Information

Exhibition Title The Power of Kangwon Province
Original Title Kangwon-do ui him
Director Hong SangSoo
Year 1998
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 108'
  • Baek Jong-hak, Oh Yun-hong
  • G: Hong Sang-soo
  • F: Kim Yeong-cheol
  • E: Hahm Sung-won
  • CP: Miracin Korea
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One of the eight historical provinces of Korea, Kangwon was split in half by the 38th Parallel after the war. Hong’s second film pins both its theme and form in the name of that mountain region. In the first half of the film, Ji-sook, a girl who has just ended her relationship with a married man, travels to Kangwon with two friends. The second half of the film follows Sang-woon, the married man who broke up with Ji-sook. Hong plays with the symmetries and differences between the paths of these two former lovers who are marked by melancholy, letting chance connect them in mysterious ways.



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