Church of Film

Our next program:

THE STORY OF CHUNHYANG AT CLINTON STREET THEATER

Wednesday, July 18. 8pm at the Clinton Street Theater! NORTH KOREAN CINEMA $5-8 suggested. CINEMA OF NORTH KOREA: Chunhyang, the daughter of a poor family but admired for her beauty and talents, falls in love with the noble Mong-ryong. They bond through their mutual love of poetry, and because society will not allow them an open engagement, he promises to marry her through a poem. When he is called away to Seoul, however, the tryannical local governor demans Chunhyang as a mistress. THE STORY OF CHUNHYANG is an opulent, beautifully designed romantic epic that became one of North Korea's most popular films. Alight with sumptuous cinematography, sweeping landscapes, and enchanting music, it remains one of the greatest films to emerge from the DPRK.