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Korean Cinema NOW | Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet <동주>

110 minutes, NR (Korean Rating 12+)
Saturday, April 15, 2017
1:00-3:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Dong-ju: the Portrait of a Poet is a biographical period film directed by Lee Joon-ik.

Shot in black and white, it describes the life of poet Yun Dong-ju (Kang Ha-Neul) during the Japanese colonial occupation focusing on his struggles to devote life to writing, his friendship and rivalry with his politically active cousin Song Mong-Gyu (Park Jung-Min) and their involvement in the Korean Independence Movement.

Light Korean refreshments will be served after the film.

Please see this review in Film in Ether ( and the interview on Screenanarchy (
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Michigan Theater, Liberty Street
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Asia, Film
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Nam Center for Korean Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures