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A Short History of 1980's Film Movement

트레일러 재생

NOUE

  • South Korea
  • 1989
  • 17min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color
  • Documentary

Korean film / film movement / video movie / sexism

Synopsis 

In the 1980s, attempts were made to find true Korean films that stood against commercial films which had alienated the public from political and social problems. College students with cameras went into the field and vividly captured various social issues. The film traces the student film movement back then by interviewing the University Film Association, Seoul National University's Yala Film Studies, Jangsangotmae and Parituh.

 

 

Program Note

This short documentary, produced in 1989, encapsulates major issues of film movements lead by college students. The film deals with various pressing issues at the time: the birth of the college film movement initiated by college film circles, the debates on VCR home video media, the representation of women in Korean films, the introduction of American direct distribution, and Korean film policies. What makes the film all the more valuable is that the issues are introduced and debated by the leaders of the film movements back then. It is also worthy of our special attention that this film employs gender criticism in regards to South Korean cinema, a new reservoir of possibility praised with the arrival of series of new films - known as the Korean New Wave. [LEE Yumi]​

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
308 2020-09-13 | 14:00 - 14:56 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 3   GV
502 2020-09-15 | 10:00 - 10:56 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 5   

Director

  • NOUE

    Film Troupe NOUE, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, is a film production club founded in 1984 by non-Film major students of Ewha Woman’s University where there are no film related programs. The name ‘NOUE’ means ‘silkworm’ in Korean. It is derived from the fact that originally films were screened on ‘silk’ and the process of encouraging women’s change and perception is in line with the process of a silkworm (pupa) emerging from the cocoon, and becoming a butterfly. During the time when the pro-democracy movement was very intense, NOUE, which was part of the Korea University Film Club Association, not only actively participated in the labor struggle, but also produced prominent films and videos that insightfully criticized the contradictions of social reality.

     

WORLD SALES

Korean Distributor / NOUE / nouemovie1920@gmail.com

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