A Little Star

All About Korean Music Film
  • Korea
  • 1975
  • 104min
  • DCP
  • Color
  • Fiction
  • G
  • World Premiere (Restored)


A fire shatters the happiness of a happy family of 7 siblings. When the father is bedridden, the mother works as a pianist and semi-classical singer at a salon while the kids pitch in by delivering papers, selling eggs, tutoring, and doing manual labor. One day, a violin teacher has the children perform at the salon and their mother faints from shock. The love-filled family goes on a nationwide charity concert to give their mother a change of scenery to recover. 


"The film is an anthem of life that 7 siblings and their parents based on real life for the first time in the world cinema history." Opening sequence captions well describe of the film, and the film includes all members of the musician family band Little Star and is full of their performances. Although typical melodramatic narrative is also there, but considering the static, slow pace of films back then, this vivid, exciting film is very noteworthy. In its core, we find the power of music that only a real family band can provide. (Maeng Soojin)


Gang Mun-su

Born in 1923. Debuted with the literary film Neulgeungwangdae(1949) and continued to make films. Directed films such as Black Sun(1955), A Little Star(1975), Abduction(1977), and Rainbow(1979), of which A Little Star was a semi-autobiographical movie that he wrote the script for. 

  • ProducerPark Chong-chan
  • CastGang In-bong, Kang Ae-riza, Gang In-goo, Gang In-gyeong, Gang In-yeop
  • ScreenwriterGang Mun-su
  • CinematographerSon Hyeon-chae
  • EditorHyeon Dong-chun
  • MusicGang In-bong, Gang Mun-su, Ju Yong-suk



2022-08-15 19:00 / Uirimji Stage

Live Music Talk is an attractive program unique to JIMFF, where the audience can enjoy film, music and talks in one place. The artists themselves participate to discuss film and music, creating various cultural and artistic content. This year's Live Music Talk is an opportunity for the audience to talk with the artists up close. On August 14th, Nam Jin's story of how he dreamed of becoming a movie star before becoming a singer will be told, and on August 15th, the story of the family band A Little Star, the Korean version of The Sound of Music, will be told by Jatanpung to share nostalgia and original experiences.


TimeRTTheaterCodeRateSubQ&ALive ConcertTicket
2022-08-15  19:00104Uirimji StageGNE T-