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A Day Off

Director
이만희/Man-hee LEE
Country
Korea
Entry Year
2019
Running Time
74min
Format/Color
Unencrypted DCP / B&W
PROGRAM NOTE
Sometimes movies are remembered for their sceneries and atmospheres. A Day Off focuses on the atmosphere of space, especially among Director LEE Man-hee’s filmography, who boasted a wide range of spectra, from popular narrative genres to genre experimentation. Following a tough Sunday of poor lovers HEO Wook (SHIN Sung-il) and Ji Yeon (JEON Jiyeon), the film is considered the essence of Korean modernist films in the 1960s. With the realistic scenery on the streets of Seoul, the familiar landscapes of everyday life spread to the anxiety and depression of the times in line with the tired and sad realities the lovers face. The film was banned at the time of its release for reasons of gloom and decadence, but was found and restored in 2005. (SONG Kyungwon)
DIRECTOR
Director
LEE Man-hee
Born in 1931 in Seoul, LEE Man-hee produced films including <i>The Marine Never Returned</i> (1963), <i>Black Hair</i> (1964), <i>The Devil’s Stairs</i> (1964), <i>The Market Place</i> (1965), <i>Full Autumn</i> (1966), <i>Homebound</i> (1967), <i>A Day Off</i> (1968),<i>4 o’clock, Nineteen Fifty</i> (1972), and <i>The Road to Sampo</i> (1975). He made various genre movies in addition to quite a few works that are compatible with contemporary Eastern European Modernism.
CREDITS
credits.
DIRECTOR LEE Man-hee
PRODUCER Ui-seon HONG 홍의선
CAST Seong-il SHIN 신성일,Yun-seong JI 지윤성
SCREENPLAY Gyeol BAEK 백결