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Après Girl

트레일러 재생

KIM Kwangbo

  • South Korea
  • 2022
  • 108min
  • G
  • DCP
  • color

SYNOPSIS

Park Nam-ok is a prominent example of a woman who challenged the traditional idea of a female figure during the turbulent times of the Japanese Colonial Era and the Korean War. The play focuses on her passion for films regardless of the various types of despair and disdain she encountered. 

PROGRAM NOTE

“Après girl” is a newly coined term that comes from the French word “après-guerre (post-war),” combined with “girl.” The term is used to the independent women who rejected feudal customs after the Korean War. The play Après Girl (directed by Kim Kwangbo and written by Ko Yeon-ok) is a joint production of the National Changgeuk Company of Korea, the National Dance Company of Korea, and the National Orchestra of Korea. The performance brings to the stage the struggles and passions of Park Nam-ok(starring Lee Soyeon), Korea’s first female filmmaker, in a predominantly male filmmaking environment.
Après Girl dramatizes Park Nam-ok’s sole directorial work The Widow and its filming process as a play within a play. The narrative interweaves The Widow, which depicts the struggles of the war widow’s sexual desire against convention, with the life of Park Nam-ok, documenting them through modern lens. It can be also seen as an expansion of the efforts by the National Changgeuk Company of Korea’s to trace the desires of women who have been silenced in the classical literature and reinterpret them with contemporary imagination—as seen at Sonyeo-ga (A Song of a Girl), and Madam Ong.
Just as the après girls explored individual loves, desires, and dreams on the border of tradition and new ideologies, the performance seamlessly strides through traditional and contemporary elements. The skilled sound of the National Orchestra of Korea was reinterpreted in various styles, including swing jazz by composer/music director Nah Sirin. Also noteworthy are the choreography of the National Dance Company of Korea, which captures Park Nam-ok’s inner world. [SHIN Dohyun]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
215 2023-08-26 | 13:00 - 14:48 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 6  GV

Director

  • KIM Kwangbo

    Kim Kwangbo started working in the theater scene in 1994 and has been creating works that reflect the current era and possess universal and profound interpretive power. He has expanded his scope to various genres, including theater, musicals, and operas, and has been recognized for his artistic qualities and popularity. He has received major directing awards in South Korea, such as the Baeksang Arts Awards for New Director in 1999, the Seoul Theater Festival Director’s Award in 2007, the Dong-A Theater Awards for Best Play in 2012 and Best Play/Director in 2014, and the Lee Hae-rang Theater Award in 2016. He is currently the artistic director of the National Theater Company.

     

Credit

  • Cast 이소연 LEE Soyeon
  • Screenwriter 고연옥 KO Yeonock

CONTACT

National Theater of Korea | JUNG Sunyoung | sunyoung0130@korea.kr