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Indie film examines Gwangju survivors

14 May 2011

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Indie film examines Gwangju survivors

Quality independent films have been steadily luring moviegoers to the theaters over the past several months. Starting with “Re-encounter” in February, then “Bleak Night” in March, attention has now turned to “The Journals of Musan,” which is still in theaters.

With their diverse stories – a young romance, teenage angst, the struggles of a defector – the films are evidence of the Korean indie film industry’s maturation, moving the hearts of audiences in the process.

Hoping to continue the winning streak, “No Name Stars” was released yesterday. Even before its release, the 104-minute documentary received attention after being chosen the best film at the 36th Seoul Independent Film Festival last December.

The documentary, directed by Kim Tae-il, tells the story of what came of those involved in the Gwangju Democratization Movement on May 18, 1980.

 

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Via Korea Joongang Daily

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