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Film Screening – Fukuoka
November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Directed by: Zhang Lu
Q&A with Director following the screening, moderated by Peng Hai, PhD Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Hae-hyo and Jea-moon were very good friends in college, eventually going their separate ways after falling in love with the same girl. They have not seen or heard from each other ever since. As time passes and Jea-moon approaches middle age, the memory of his college life becomes ever more refreshed, and begins to haunt him more and more. At this moment, a strange girl, So-dam, not only intrudes into his quiet second-hand bookstore, but also disturbs his life, urging him to set out on a long journey to Japan to look for Hae-hyo. In Japan, when the three of them finally meet in a local pub, can the problems of their past be reconciled?
About the Director:
Zhang Lu is a third-generation ethnically Korean filmmaker born in Yanbian, Jilin Province, China in 1962. He began his career with short film Eleven (2000), which was invited to Venice International Film Festival. His debut feature film Tang Poetry (2003) premiered at Locarno International Film Festival. His second feature Grain in Ear (2005) won the ACID award at Cannes Critics’ Week and the New Currents Award at Busan International Film Festival. Desert Dream (2007) and Dooman River (2011) were selected for the Berlin International Film Festival. Gyeongju (2014) was in the competition at Locarno Film Festival. He served on the jury at Busan International Film Festival in 2016, and his feature A Quiet Dream (2006) was screened as the opening film of the festival that year.
This event is co-sponsored by the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation (BCAF) and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. Special thanks to Parallax Films.