안개 (Mist) 1967 Ages 15+
6.00pm, Fri 10 Feb 2023 (80 mins)
Gallery of Modern Art & Cinema A
- Wheelchair Accessible
A modernist classic from the Golden Age of Korean cinema, Mist follows middle-aged pharmaceutical executive Gi-jun as he travels from Seoul to his fog-shrouded hometown of Mujin. The present day intersects with flashbacks to his early adulthood, where he hid in cupboards to avoid the draft and the enervation of small-town life drained his spirit. During his visit, he meets the newly arrived music teacher In-suk and their burgeoning romance suggests the possibility of different paths for both of them.
A major influence on Park Chan-wook’s neo-noir Decision to Leave 2022 – which prominently features this film’s theme song – Kim Soo-yong’s Mist (also known as The Foggy Town) is an entrancing, melancholic film that recalls the innovative cinematic language of Left Bank filmmakers such as Alain Resnais.
Mist will screen from a 2K digital restoration.
- Director: Kim Soo-yong
- Script: Kim Seung-ok
- Based on: the novel by Kim Seung-ok
- Cinematographer: Seok-jun Jang
- Editor: Jae-Won Yu
- Print Source: Korean Film Archive, Seoul
- Rights: Taehung Pictures
- Shooting Format: 35mm
- Screening Format: 2K DCP
- Year: 1967
- Runtime: 80 minutes
- Country: South Korea
- Languages: Korean, with English subtitles
- Colour: Black and White