Dir: Kim Ki-Young
South Korea, 1955, 90 minmins, 35mm
Cast: Kim Sam-hwa, Cho Yong-su, Kim Seung-ho
Su-dong and Ok-ran are head over heels in love, but their relationship is derailed when the son of a high-ranking government official is determined to make Ok-ran his wife. Kim Ki-young’s second feature may seem like a melodramatic romance, but it’s also a searing indictment of class and the abuse of power. Produced with equipment left behind by the US military, Yangsan Province is Kim’s only pre-1960 film that still exists today. The film’s allegedly surrealistic ending, which shows the star-crossed lovers ascending to heaven, is forever lost. Leaving a lot to our imagination.
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