Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This South Korean documentary is an entry in the "Century of Cinema" celebration, which is sponsored by the British Film Institute and designed to allow prominent filmmakers to chronicle their country's cinematic history. This entry by Jang Sun-Woo reflects his thesis that Korean cinema is difficult to describe or categorize because it completely changes every few years to reflect the current social and political climate. He demonstrates his point with filmclips and interviews with prominent directors. He also journeys to historically (cinematically speaking) important locations.
chronicle, cinema, film-clips, filmmaker, Korea, social-change