DirectorLIM Changbum, KO Hakrim
Zainichi Koreans Nam-su and Yeong-a attempt suicide as their parents disapprove of their marriage. After surviving the suicide attempt, they somehow manage to tie the knot and receive the blessing of their parents. The film follows the couple separating, reuniting, and getting married after being brought up in Korean families with different ideologies in Japan. By doing so, it sheds light on the second-generation Zainich Koreans and their deep-rooted struggles caused by the Division of Korea.※ Thaw of Spring Day
15 NE Go
Namsu and Young-a are Korean residents in Japan. They try to kill themselves when parents objected to thier marriage. However, they finally get married with parental permission after many complications. Through separation and reunion of the couple being brought up in Korean families with different ideologies, the film talks about the stinging pain from the division of Korea and hope for the future at the same time. Known for its unusually positive portrayal of South Korea, this North Korean film indirectly embodies a longing for the reunification of the two Koreas by stressing the relationship between the two different families. Some of the scenes, which are rare to be found in a North Korean film, are so shocking that you would find them highly eye-catching.