ODE TO THE GOOSE
KOREA / 2018 / 118 MIN / DRAMA
Director 导演 : ZHANG Lu 张律 Screenplay 编剧 : ZHANG Lu 张律
Yun-young is an amateur poet who has yet to taste success.
He encounters his conservative father, his Korean-Chinese housemaid, and a beautiful pharmacist.
He experiences a feeling of déjà vu about these interactions.
For him, the city of Gunsan is as much of a destination as the beginning of a new journey.
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.