Park Kwang-su month wraps up with what seems to be a break from the past. Meet Mr Daddy (2007, also known as Shiny Day, 눈부신 날에) was his comeback film, eight years after Uprising. And judging by the trailer it’s a feelgood drama, completely unlike the more serious socially aware films of the 80s and 90s. What caused the about-face? Find out at the Q&A after the film. Mark Morris, who will be chairing, can be relied upon to ask some sensible questions and get the best out of the occasion.
Park Kwang-su was a leading figure in the emergence of the new, politically charged, aesthetically daring Korean cinema of the 1990s.
Park Kwang-su founded the Seoul Film Group which had links to the student protests that came to define the era before helping to establish the Busan International Film Festival as well as leading the Busan Film Commission. In between all of which Park Kwang-su created a body of cinematic work that made him a role model for the many young Korean film directors who have followed along the path that he forged for them.
Meet Mr. Daddy won the Young Audiences Award at the 2007 Rome Film Festival. Director PARK Kwang-su’s drama revolves around a selfish man – played by PARK Shin-yang – who finds out that he has a young daughter. Because it’s financially beneficial, he decides to keep her. Later he finds out that the girl suffers from a serious disease.
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