An official selection at this year's Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, Im Kwon Taek's Chunhyang, Korea's largest cinematic production ever - a four month shoot employing over 8,000 extras and some 12,000 costumes - made its world premiere in the main competition of the Cannes Film Festival 2000
Drawing heavily on his country's rich and vibrant cultural heritage, veteran Korean director Im Kwon Taek's Chunhyang retells a classic tale of lovers torn apart by their two different worlds. In order to retell the timeless story of Chunhyang Im Kwon Taek has innovatively incorporated the ancient operatic tradition of pansori - a stylized narrative art form incorporating dance, music and song, which dates back to the days of the Chosun Dynasty - to breathtaking effect.
Original Languages: Korean
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 122 min.