Film screening + Discussion

• Tue 22 09 2015 •
Women’s History Trilogy Kim Soyoung


Women’s History Trilogy continues the presentation of works by Academy member Kim Soyoung. She has been active as a feminist filmmaker since the late 1980s. The three films, made in the early 2000s, continue and reflect that long-standing engagement. Koryu: Southern Women/South Korea tells the story of the director’s grandmother, an author of eulogies, whom the director connects to other experiences of diaspora, repression and invisibility by Korean women today. New Woman: Her First Song blends animation, historical footage and interviews to focus on the historical figure of Na Haesuk, the first female painter to emerge in the Joseon dynasty (1392–1897), who created shock waves through her quest for free love and her determination to get a divorce. Finally, I’ll Be Seeing Her explores the changing image of women in Korean cinema of the 1950s–1970s, as seen by women filmmakers and women moviegoers. Kim Soyoung joins film critic and media scholar ULRICH ZIEMONS to discuss the context of her trilogy, its connections to her previous work and its ongoing relevance today.

With extracts from:
Koryu: Southern Women, 75', 2000, Korean with English subs
I’ll Be Seeing Her: Images Of Women In Korean Cinema, 52', 2003, Korean with English subs
New Woman: Her First Song, 63', 2004, Korean with English subs

Venue: Academyspace, Herwarthstraße 3, 50672 Cologne
3 €

An event in the frame of PLURIVERSALE III.