Directed by Im Kwon-Taek
Kwon-Taek blends traditional Korean culture and pure
movie-made romance in this grand tale of forbidden love in the 18th century.
A privileged son of a governor falls for the daughter of a prostitute, and
their passionate story is told with the assistance of a pansori singer.
"...both historically resonant and strikingly modern, remarkable for its
deft and spellbinding narrative, its breathtaking color, and above all its
traditional sung narration...A must-see" (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago
Reader). Korean with English subtitles. 120 minutes.