Screening: Our Homeland
CLOSING NIGHT PRESENTATION AT AAIFF’13
OUR HOMELAND (Kazoku no kuni)
August 3, 2013 | 7:00PM | Asia Society
Dir. YANG Yonghi (梁英姬) | 2012 | 100min | Japanese and Korean with English Subtitles
Sent decades ago as a child to North Korea under a repatriation program, Sungho returns to Japan for a temporary medical visit. A wrenching human drama unfolds as his family grapples with why he was ever let go. Under the constant surveillance by an accompanying North Korean official, Sungho and his family reunite again in this sensitive tale inspired by Korean-Japanese director YANG Yonghi’s true family story. Japan’s selection for Best Foreign Language Film of the Academy Awards 2012, the film captures the tender feelings of separation, memory, and belonging as well as provides a rare glimpse into the life of ethnic Koreans in Japan. Director YANG Yonghi will attend the screening for introduction and Q&A.
The screening is followed by the AAIFF’13 award ceremony and a reception open to all ticket holders. Click here to purchase tickets