• Director
    E J-yong
  • Year
  • Nationality
  • Genre
  • Status
    Release(October 6, 2016)
  • Starring
    YOUN Yuh-jung, CHON Moo-song, YOON Kye-sang
  • Running Time
  • Festival & Review

    • 2016

      Berlinale - Panorama
      HongKong International Film Festival - Gala Presentation
      Seattle International Film Festival - Aisan Crossroad
      Singapore International Festival of Arts - The O.P.E.N

  • For the old men wandering in a park of Seoul, the Bacchus lady is a comfort and the only lasting friend.

      So-young, a 65-year-old woman is so called ‘Bacchus lady’, one of the most reputed prostitute for old men at the old park in the center of Seoul. One day she learns that her customer SONG gets stroke, and pays him a visit. Being left behind by his family SONG cries out for his miserable life; and desperately asks So-young to end his life. After a long hesitation So-young decides to help him. When she confesses SONG’s death assistance to another customer Jae-woo, Jae-woo asks if it is possible to kill his friend who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. So-young persistently refuses but at last grants his favor. So-young finally falls into chaos when Jae-woo eventually asks her to help his suicide after long loneliness
      • E J-Yong graduated Korean Academy of Film Arts in 1991 and won awards at Clermont-ferrand International Short Film Festival with his short film (1991), co-directed with [Daniel BYUN]. His feature debut(1998), was a unique melodrama that introduced minimalism in visual, lines, and emotions and it continued to Korean-Japanese made film (2000). A remarkable adaptation of a French classic novel as a Chosun Dynasty story (2003), a story of high school student filed with cartoon-like imagination (2006), (2009) and (2012) which were both received favourable reviews for his new attempts of blurring the boundary of fiction and nonfiction. Those four films screened at Berlinale. Well-reviewed human drama (2014) featuring top stars GANG Dong-won and SONG Hye-kyo, the film details the struggles of a young couple whose son suffers from progeria. E J-yong is known to be one of the representative stylists in the Korean film industry, who boasts a diverse array of works in his filmography that freely cross over the boundary between controlled and beautiful visuals and chic presentation of ideas.