SA-KWA

V' 06

SA-KWA

Kang Yi-Kwan
Südkorea, 2005
Fiction, 118min, OmeU

SA-KWA

Kang Yi-Kwan
Südkorea, 2005
Fiction, 118min, OmeU

Cast: 
Moon So-Ri
Kim Tae-woo
Screenplay: 
Kang Yi-Kwan
Sound: 
Ryu Hyun
Camera: 
Son Soo-Pum
Editor: 
Park Yi-Kyung
Composer: 
Shim Hyun-Jung
Decoration: 
Song Hye-Jin
Costume: 
Kang Yun-Sim

Production: 
Chungeorahm Films 3F, Lee Dongsu Bldg, 1-24 Chungdam-dong, Gangnam-gu Seoul 135-010, Südkorea T 2 548 2954 lewis@cerfilm.com
World Sales: 
Studio 2.0 6th fl., Mediacorp Bldg. 997-10 Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu Seoul 135-502, Südkorea T 2 2107 5495 nahie@studio2.co.kr
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The gentle touch of time on the changing feelings generated by a break-up are at the core of Kang Yi-Kwan's pleasingly subtle debut feature, Sa-kwa. Illuminating with simplicity a woman's journey to self-awareness, Kang's clear vision reveals the selfishness and emotional ignorance inherent in the intricate maze of passion, social convention and stubborn unadaptability that couples often must navigate.
A light, beautifully scripted drama, Sa-kwa privileges the precise depiction of moods and feelings over action. Supported by the impeccable, intense performance of South Korea's best actress, the acclaimed Moon So-Ri of Oasis and A Good Lawyer's Wife, the film draws its strength from the acute observation of spousal dynamics and the ways in which they collide with social and family ties - a subject that is all too familiar, yet handled here with startling freshness. Full of humorous moments and thoughtful passages, Sa-kwa gives voice to the finest nuances of complex feelings in a delicately orchestrated crescendo - a wonderful symphony composed to celebrate the joys and difficulties of love. (Giovanna Fulvi )