Dongju: The Portrait of A Poet
K-Cinema Screening & Social:
Thursdays, May 25 @ 6:30 pm
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Don't miss the appetizer social at 6pm!
Based on the dramatic life and work of Korea's renowned humanist poet, Yun Dong-ju, this evocative film follows Dong-ju (Kang Ha-neul) as he studies literature in Japan in the 1940s during the oppressive occupation of Korea. Dong-ju and his best friend Mong-gyu (Park Jung-min) support the resistance, but Dong-ju is charged and imprisoned for participating in the Korean Independence Movement. Known to have created hundreds of moving poems during the last two years of his life spent in jail, Dong-ju passed away at the young age of 27. His legacy, however, and his timeless lyrical elegance, live on.
Director Lee Jun-ik's 2016 film Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet won major honors at the BaekSang Arts Awards (Grand Prize) and Blue Dragon Film Awards (Best New Actor, Best Screenplay) for its evocative depiction of a critical period in Korean history and one of its most inspiring historical figures.
In Korean with English subtitles; 110 minutes. Complete details on our website here.