Seong Chunhyang 성춘향

seongchunhyang
Sunday July 15 | Doors open 4:45PM | Screening starts 5:00PM

107 min

Director: SHIN Sang-ok

Genre: Drama, Romance, Epic, Historical

Production Year: Korea 1961


PURCHASE TICKET

FREE SCREENING for seniors* & students**
*65 years and above
**Must present valid school ID at the box office

Synopsis

Based upon classical Korean literature, this film tells a story of romance and intrigue. Young and beautiful Chunhyang falls in love with the son of an aristocrat, Lee Mong-Nyong, and promises to marry him. But while Lee is away in Seoul, Governor Byeon pursues Chun-hyang and orders her to serve him at night... or face imprisonment.

Director's Bio

Shin Sang Ok completed more than 100 films in his prolific career. He was known as the "Prince of Korean Cinema" and he received the Gold Crown Cultural Medal, the country's top honor for an artist. He is also known for having been kidnapped by North Korea to produce critically acclaimed films for the country.

Programmer’s Note

In celebration of legendary Korean actress Choi Eun-Hee (1926-2018), we present one of the many landmark films she created with her husband, director Shin Sang-Ok. This groundbreaking film was the first colour cinemascope feature film ever made in Korea, and it achieved record breaking success when it was released.

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