With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

ACF 1985: Yang Yong-hi's OUR HOMELAND to screen at Asia Society

Our Homeland / Ga-zok-ui Na-ra
Directed by Yang Yong-hi
Cast: Sakura Ando, Arata Iura, Yang Ik-joon
South Korea, 2012, 100 minutes
When: Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Where: Asia Society
725 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021
Info and tickets here

The Korea Society and Asian American International Film Festival co-present this politically profound film made by Japanese-Korean director, Yang Yong-hi.

Her father was a patriotic Korean living in Japan, sympathetic to North Korea. He sent his three Japanese-born sons to North Korea by the ‘Repatriation program’, believing in North Korea's promise of a paradise. This movie starts after 25 years when Sungho, one of the director's brothers, is finally allowed to return to Japan for three months to get medical treatments. This film intertwines agony of her, and her family and hurt one another based on ideology, nationality and ethnicity but realize within the boundaries of family anything can be overcome gracefully.

The director's previous films, Dear Pyongyang (2005) and Sona, the Other Myself  (2009), were documentaries concerned with the same subject matter.

This screening will be followed by a director’s Q & A with the audience.