Song Ilgon


After abandoning her infant in a restroom, Hye-Na sets out on a trip to find her mother. On her journey, she meets Ok-Nam, a woman who prostituted herself in order to buy her child a piano. The bus leads them into an unknown mountain, where they rescue a singer named Yoo-Jin, who in despair because of cancer, tries to kill herself. The three women head for the flower isle, where it is rumored sadness and pain are cured. On their way, they go through many unexpected events, and realize the journey itself is what heals their inner wounds. „We all have incurable inner wounds. They come from fate and we can never escape from our fate. History and the life of an individual are the parts of our fate. We are not free from our fate till the day we die, and that’s a truth. The first thing I discovered when I became a grown-up, it was the wounds of myself and people around me. It looked as if the wounds weren’t curable. That’s why I started making films. This film is about how we can find the ways to heal our wounded souls.“ Song Ilgon South Corea/F 2001 Regie: Song Ilgon 126 min, 35mm, Farbe, koreanische OmU Preis für den besten Erstlingsfilm, Venedig 2001; Großer Preis, Publikumspreis und FIPRESCI-Preis, Pusan 2001; FIPRESCI-Preis, Fribourg 2002