Sopyonje (서편제) (1993)

  • July 14, 2024 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Sunday
  • Oldham Theatre

Tickets

  • 14/7 SOPYONJE - General$10.00
  • 14/7 SOPYONJE - Concession$9.00
  • 14/7 SOPYONJE - Explorer$8.50
  • 14/7 SOPYONJE - Supporter$8.00
  • 14/7 SOPYONJE - FriendFree
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Original Title: 서편제
Year: 1993
Director: Im Kwon-Taek
Runtime: 113 min
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: M18

Synopsis

Yu-bong is a practitioner of pansori, a Korean genre of musical storytelling that originated centuries ago. After training his children Song-hwa and Dong-ho to become pansori performers , Yu-bong and his family lead a life of hardship on the road as they practice their craft from place to place, struggling to keep the tradition alive against the tide of Western culture.

A box office sensation that revitalised Korean cinema at home, Sopyonje is arguably the crowning achievement of Director Im Kwon-taek, one of Korea’s most important and prolific filmmakers. The digitally restored version by the Korean Film Archive features new English subtitles that include key translations of the pansori segments.


This screening is part of the programme Reciprocal 2024. For more screenings of the programme, please click here.

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