Feathers in the Wind is probably the Song Il-gon film that has generated the most positive press. So, if you enjoyed last week’s Flower Island as much as I did, you’re going to love this one.
Feathers in the Wind (2005)
7pm, 12th April 2012
Director: Song Il-gon
Cast: Hyeong-seong Jang, Yong-cheol Kim, So-yeon Lee
Genre: Drama, Romance
Running Time: 74 min (ENG Subs)
Venue: The Korean Cultural Centre UK, Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW
Booking is required, please visit http://london.korean-culture.org/navigator.do?menuCode=201104050063&action=BOOKING&seq=267.
Admission is free.
The 2012 Korean Film Night is proud to present the work of 12 of Korea’s leading Directors with a dynamic selection of weekly screenings throughout the year.
Feathers in the Wind (깃, 2005)
Hyeon-seong is a film director struggling to write a new screenplay decides to return to a remote southern island he stayed on 10 years earlier in order to fulfill a promise he made with his girlfriend at the time. As he waits on the secluded island to see if the promise will also be kept by his now ex-girlfriend, he gets to know an oddly charming young motel operator So-yeon.
Director and Script-writer SONG Il-gon is one of those filmmakers that you’ve probably heard of but whose work almost certainly never seen. Born in 1971, Song studied Fine Arts in Seoul before relocating to Poland to train at their National Film Academy in Lodz. After creating award-winning short films Song moved on to full features. In the last decade he created 6 films as well as other smaller projects, all of which makes him one of the most prolific Directors of his generation. He was also the first Korean Director to receive an award from Cannes and has also proved popular at Festivals in Venice, Busan, Tokyo and Melbourne to name but a few.
Song’s style and technical brilliance is often praised on the Festival circuit along with his ability to create films in the European art-house tradition. However his particular style has also made it harder for him to completely crack the important domestic market. For this reason Song has become something of a known unknown in cinematic circles. However Song’s films are always wonderfully and stylishly made, as Russell Edwards wrote, ‘his craft is undeniable’. It is only in recent years that Song’s works have begun to be accepted by mainstream Korea, in a sense it is only now that the public has caught up with Song. His early films left all that was possible open to interpretation, and when combined with Song’s defining use of nocturnal images we have a body of work that is quite divisive. The same however cannot be said of Song himself, time and time again he has shown himself to be the most inclusive of Directors, capable of directing numerous actors and actresses across a range of genres no matter how subtle or challenging.
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