A young boy mourns the death of his father, and begins a quest to find his mother. He encounters many people on the way who quote Buddhist precepts: an eccentric monk, a girl who grows up into a young woman, a prison inmate, a foul-mouthed doctor and the young son of a hard drinking astronomer. Each of them tell the boy to seek someone to help him find the truth and his mother. —IMDB
Jang Sun-woo (born 20 March 1952) is a South Korean film director. Before his directorial debut, Jang made a name for himself by writing film criticism and scripts.
Jang Sun-woo is undoubtedly one of the most relevant and distinctive voices in contemporary Korean cinema. Since his debut feature, Seoul Jesus (1986), co-directed with Wan Son-u, his works have always displayed an incessant need to find and explore new resources in the language of cinema, and have often questioned audiences about controversial issues in Korean society. In the early 90s his films began to acquire international recognition, thus contributing to the detection of the first signs of a renewal in Korean cinema. In 1994, Hwaomkyung was awarded the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival; in 1996, the International Film Festival Rotterdam chose Jang as one of its Filmmakers in Focus.
A couple of his subsequent features, Timeless, Bottomless, Bad Movie (1998) and Lies (1999) stirred… read more