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10 Ratings

Flower Island

Ggot seom

Directed by Song Il-gon
South Korea, 2001


Following up on his prize-winning short The Picnic, Song Il Gon spins this metaphysical fairy tale about three women struggling with the human condition. The film shows 17-year-old Hye-Na giving birth in a filthy public restroom and then dumping the unwanted child in the toilet.

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Flower Island Directed by Song Il-gon

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2001 | Winner: Best First Film (CinemAvvenire' Award)

Busan International Film Festival

2001 | 3 wins including: Audience Award

Fribourg International Film Festival

2002 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

2002 | Special Mention