“A special program presents Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels accompanying with a live performance of National Gugak Center afﬁliated group.”
Director Tae-yong Kim and music director Junsuk Bang created National Gugak Center’s performance, [Kokdu], and (2017) is a ﬁlm version of it. It tells a story about young siblings who try to ﬁnd their grandmother’s ﬂower shoes and go to the underworld. They meet four "Kokdus", the guides of the underworld, and ﬁnd the shoes. It is a piece of a warm family story depicted with Korean traditional culture, music and dance, describing the way how the main characters fully mourns loved one’s death and let them go. The ﬁlm has been in-vited to many Korean and overseas ﬁlm festivals such as Berlin International Film Festival and New York Asian Film Festival. JIMFF 2019 presents the moving story that consoles all and makes all happy with Korean traditional music "Gugak", produced by National Gugak Center and Kirin Productions.
Kim Tae-yong debuted with <Memento Mori> in 1999 winning Best New Director. <Family Ties> (2006) won the Golden Alexander for Best Feature at Thessaloniki IFF. His Seattle-set <Late Autumn> (2010) starring Chinese actress Tang Wei, screened at the 61st Berlinale. He has been extending his career out to documentaries, plays, and a variety of short and experimental films.
ProducerJae Won Lim, Kwansu Park
CastKim Suan, Choi Go, Cho Heebong, Park Sangju, Shim Jaehyun, Lee Hakyoung, Park Mihyen, Park Jeongsuk, Baek Seungtae, Kim Mingi