Jun 2016 VOL.62


  • Scars
  • by Zachary R. Hooker / 10.31.2011

  • Original title: 흉터 (Hyoong-tuh)
    Year: 2011
    Length: 65 min
    Format: HD
    Aspect: 2.35:1
    Color/BW: Color
    Second feature
    Director: LIM Woo-seong
    Cast: PARK So-yeon, JEONG Hee-tae
    Genre: Drama
    Release date: Oct. 13, 2011
    International film festivals:
             2011 San Sebastian International Film Festival
             Film Art Invention
             Tel: +82.2.517.3650
    International sales: 
             M-Line Distribution
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             Fax: +82.2.796.2429
    A quiet and pensive illustrator with a strict upbringing, Seon-hee (Park) is married to the handsome primetime newscaster Sang-hyeob (Jeong), whose perfectionism covers deep-seated insecurities. Struggling with the lonely and solitary nature of her work, Seon-hee begins to turn further inward after discovering her husband’s affair with a young violinist. As her life turns increasing cold, her dreams become haunted by the grotesque face of the Child Buddha. Slowly Seon-hee realizes that even after wounds have healed, one cannot escape reminders of life’s traumas.
    Lim Woo-seong directed the critically lauded <Vegetarian> (2009), which was screened at both the 2009 Busan International Film Festival and the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. <Vegetarian> and <Scars> are both adaptations of novellas by author HAN Kang. <Scars> made its world premiere in the Zabaltegi-New Directors section of the 2011 San Sebastian Film Festival
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