Sung-gil, an old funeral director (AHN Sung-ki), lives with his unwell son (KIM Hye-seong). Sung-gil is strong but poor. He is too poor to be forced to work as an employee of a large funeral company. A woman (Yujin) who has many stories moves to the next house with her little daughter, and she becomes a caretaker for Sung-gil’s ill son. Sung-gil’s son, who only wants to die, begins to know hope and happiness. Around that time, a benefactor of the town who cared for the homeless dies and the homeless want his funeral to be held in the town square. The old undertaker thinks it’s his job to do.
Paper Flower is a simple tribute to the good community. Its direction and theme are warm and hopeful. In addition, when AHN Sung-ki, the master actor, skillfully and carefully folds the paper flowers for the dead man’s coffin and cleanses the corpse, his facial expressions and the touch of the hands are the highlights of the film. (JUNG Han-Seok)
Born in Jeju Island in 1977. After studying Political Science and Diplomacy, he entered the Phd in Theater and Film at Hanyang University Graduate School in 2016. Since 2016, he has been as a Jeju filmmaker, working as a judge for various Jeju film festivals. Following his feature film My Mother (2018), he started a big step as a full-fledged filmmaker with Paper Flower.