Sang-yeon is a pastor who was adopted into America from Korea in childhood. He visits his native Korea after a long time when he reconnects with his biological mother and brother with the help of a TV show. A touching reunion of long-lost brothers quickly dissolves into an awkward situation when Sang-yeon discovers that his younger brother has become a shaman. Meanwhile, the brothers’ mother who suffers from dementia wanders off out of the studio. The brothers go on a search together for their missing mother.
Comedy, drama 102min
Free and Open to the Public
JANG Jin was born in 1971 in Seoul, Korea. Jang is an accomplished playwright and director of many plays, and as a screenwriter, he was known as a versatile storyteller through films Ditto (2000), a romance, and Public Enemy Returns: Public Enemy 3 (2008), a thriller. Jang wrote and produced the play Welcome to Dongmakgol, which in 2009 was made into a blockbuster film. Since 2011, JANG, known for his unique sense of humor, has been the director for the Korean edition of “Saturday Night Live.” His filmography includes Someone Special (2004), Battle Ground 625 (2005), Good Morning President (2009), Man on High Heels (2013), a thriller featuring transgender police, and the interfaith family comedy We are Brothers (2014). Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2015 included a tribute to Jang’s works and featured 13 of his films.
Sponsored by East Asian Studies and Asian-American Studies
This event is made possible with a grant from the Korea Foundation to the Korean studies program at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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