The Flower Girl
Directed by Choi Ik–kyu and Pak Hak
Starring Hong Yong–hee, Pak Hwa-son, Kim Ryong-rin and Ryu Hu-nam
North Korea, 1972, 120 minutes
The Korea Society's second Films from the North series concludes this Thursday, May 28th, 2009 at 6: 30 PM with this film adapted from an anti-imperialist opera from the 1930s.
The Flower Girl is a tragic story of a family cruelly exploited by the Japanese colonial authorities and a clarion call for the Korean people to fight for the socialist revolution. The film was so popular when it was released domestically that Hong Yong–hee's picture was printed on North Korean currency.
The film will be shown at The Korea Society, 950 Third Avenue, Eighth Floor, New York City. The building entrance is on the southwest corner of 57th Street and Third Avenue.
More info or purchasing tickets online available here.