KOREA / JAPAN / 2019 / 88 MIN / DRAMA
Director 导演 : ZHANG Lu 张律 Screenplay 编剧 : ZHANG Lu 张律
Hae-hyo and Je-moon were very good pals in college, eventually going their separate ways after falling in love with the same girl.
As time passes, a strange girl, So-dam, intrudes the quiet second-hand bookstore of Je-moon and disturbs his life, urging him to set out on a long journey to Japan to look for Hae-hyo. In Japan, three of them finally meet in a local pub...
ZHANG Lu is a third-generation ethnic Korean born in Yanbian, Jilin, China in 1962.
He began his career with making Chinese films.
His debut feature film Tang Poetry (2003) was premiered at Locarno Film Festival, and his second feature Grain in Ear (2005) won ACID award at Cannes Critics’ Week and the New Currents Award at Busan International Film Festival.
Desert Dream (2007) and Dooman River (2011) were selected to Berlin International Film Festival.
After teaching in Seoul, he began working with Korean A-listers.
Gyeongju (2014) was in Competition at Locarno Film Festival.
His two latest films, A Quiet Dream and Ode to the Goose were both screened at Busan International Film Festival.