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Archive: Spring 2006

My Mother The Mermaid

Sponsored by the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles

In this heartwarming fantasy film, Na-young (Jeon Do-yeon), a young postal worker sets off in search of her ailing father. Having disclosed details of his poor health, the father has disappeared, not wanting to further burden his already struggling family. Na-young’s search brings her to Jeju Island where she is transported back in time to the world of her parents’ youth. When she runs into her 20 year old mother, she witnesses the courtship of her parents, and is given insight into the history of her family.

Directed by Heung-Sik Park
2004, S. Korea • 110 mins. • 35mm
in Korean w/ English subtitles

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