Pansori singer Yu-bong, his daughter Song-hwa and his drum student whom he took in Dong-ho. Director Im Kwon-taek’s representative film portraying the mournful story of these three characters. It is the first film to deal with Korean traditional music Pansori and it is evaluated to have successfully implemented the sentiment of “Han” on screen. It gathered one million audiences in Danseongsa, Seoul only when it was released. In particular, music director Kim Su-cheol not only included existing Pansori such as “Chunhyangga” and “Shimcheongga,” but also incorporated orig-inal scores such as “Cheonnyeonhak” and “Sori-gil”, revealing his love for Korean traditional music.
Born in 1936, Im Kwon-taek made his debut with <Farewell to the Tuman River> in 1962. He directed over 100 films before he made <Revivre> in 2014. He left a distinct mark on world film history by winning the Best Director’s award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002 with <ChiHwaSeon>, which also won him an honorary Golden Bear Award at Berlin International Film Festival in 2005.