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3 November 2017: The Dream


The Dream
Bae Chang-ho
1990 | 93 min | Colour | 35mm
Introduced by Mark Morris followed by Q&A with the Director

Once upon a time back in the era of the Shilla Dynasty when Buddhism was the religion of peasants and kings, there lived a young monk named Jo-shin. Of all of the temples in all of the kingdom, Dal-lae had to walk into his. Ten years of studying and training melt from him at the sight of the beautiful young woman. Jo-shin manages to have his way with her, then this unlikely couple flee the temple, proper society and Dal-lae’s enraged fiancé. Passion cools, and their lives are soon full of hardships they never imagined.

Part of The London Korean Film Festival 2017