In competition films

The Road Called Life

Thursday 7 May 2015 8:30 pm

The Road Called Life

by Ahn Jae-Hoon, Han Hye-jin – South Korea, 2014

(90', Original version with Italian subtitles)

‘The Road Called Life’ is based on three famous Korean short stories: “When the Buckwheat Flowers Bloom”, “Spring Spring” and “A Lucky Day”.

“When the Buckwheat Flowers Bloom” is about an ageing market vendor, HEO. After a long day at the marketplace in Bongpyeong village, he meets a young itinerant vendor, Dong-I. HEO realizes he has a special bond with Dong-I.

“Spring Spring” tells the story of ‘I’ who toil on the field day and night as a servant for a man who has promised to give his daughter’s hand to me in return for my labor. The man, however, keeps putting off the wedding, saying that his daughter is not growing fast enough.

“A Lucky Day” is about KIM, who earns his living by driving a rickshaw. He goes out on the street again, even after hearing from his wife that she is seriously ill. KIM then gets to drive an unusually large number of customers that day, and begins to suspect his sudden good fortune.

Director: 

Ahn Jae-Hoon

Born in 1969, Korea

 

Movies:

1998 [One Day of Hitchcock] 7 min.

2000 [Innocent Joy] 27 min.

2010   [Green Days] 100 min.

2014 [The Road Called Life - Animation of Korean Literature Part 1] 90 min.

Han Hye-jin

Born in 1970, Korea

 

Movies:

1998 [One Day of Hitchcock] 7 min.

1999 [Replay] 5min.

2000 [Innocent Joy] 27 min.

2010   [Green Days] 100 min.

2014 [The Road Called Life - Animation of Korean Literature Part 1] 90 min.

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