Kang Yi-Kwan
Südkorea 2005
118 min

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 )

  • Moon So-Ri - Han Gong-Ju
  • Kim Tae-woo
  • Kang Yi-Kwan
  • Son Soo-Pum
  • Ryu Hyun
  • Park Yi-Kyung
  • Shim Hyun-Jung
  • Song Hye-Jin
  • Kang Yun-Sim
Chungeorahm Films 3F, Lee Dongsu Bldg, 1-24 Chungdam-dong, Gangnam-gu Seoul 135-010, Südkorea T 2 548 2954

Studio 2.0 6th fl., Mediacorp Bldg. 997-10 Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu Seoul 135-502, Südkorea T 2 2107 5495

35 mm
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