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Archive: Fall 2005

Films of Kim Soyoung

Director Kim Soyoung Appearing in Person

Kim Soyoung has been an active filmmaker since 1984 and a widely published film scholar who teaches in the Cinema Studies Department of the Korean National University of the Arts. She served as founding director of the Seoul Women’s Film Festival and the Jeonju International Film Festival. Her films have been screened at the Asian American Film Festival in New York City, the Seoul Women’s Film Festival, the Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival,Pesaro Film Festival and the EBS-TV International Documentary Film Festival, among others.

Koryu: Southern Women/South Korea

This film addresses specific issues surrounding women’s modes of expression and existence in both pre-modern and modern Korea. The film also follows the lives of several women to construct a complex and multiple portrait of women’s lives as diasporic, or koryu: temporary living in an alien land – women living in man’s land.

2000 • Korea • 73 minutes • DVDCam
In Korean with English subtitles

I’ll Be Seeing Her

A documentary on women in Korean cinema that deliberately eschews the traditional modes of documentary filmmaking. It manipulates and selectively re-presents the images of women in the Golden Age of Korean cinema (1950s-1960s), blending realistic and fantastic modes of presentation, while celebrating the women both on the screen and in the theaters of those times.

2003 • Korea • 53 minutes • DVDCam
In Korean with English subtitles

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