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Program Title: Chunhyang
EASC Code: KC-03
Series Title:
Region/Country: Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
Subject: Anthropology & Folklore
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD & VHS
Director: Im Kwon-Taek
Release Date: 2000
Running Time: 120 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: This film is an adaption of an age-old Korean folk tale, which has been also popular in the form of pansori (Chunhyang-ga) or Korean performance art. Drawing heavily on Korean cultural heritage, the film retells the timeless story of Mongryoung, the priveleged son ofa governor and Chunhyang, the daughter of a former courtesan. Vetern Korean director Im Kwon taek has innovateively incroporated a modern-day pansori performance, which provides the voiceover narration for the film.
Data Entry Date: 1/16/2003