The 36th Asian American International Film Festival Closing Night Presentation
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society
Co-sponsored by The Korea Society
East Coast Premiere
Dir. YANG Yonghi. 2012. Japan. 100 min. In 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. Capturing the tender feelings of separation, memory, and belonging, the film also provides a rare glimpse into the life of ethnic Koreans in Japan.
Q&A with director moderated by La Frances Hui, Asia Society Film Curator.
Watch the Q&A on video here.
Followed by Awards Ceremony
& Gala Reception
~ Chef’s Tasting Tables from local restaurant sponsors:
• EN Japanese Brasserie
• Glaze Teriyaki
• Hana Michi
~ Open Bar with Specialty Cocktails sponsored by Rémy Martin
Tickets: Tickets sold through Asian American International Film Festival box office. Asia Society members can purchase all Festival tickets at member rate. Please call Asia Society box office at 212-517-ASIA to obtain member rate discount codes before purchase.
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