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PAJU

  • Director
    PARK Chan-ok
  • Year
    2009
  • Nationality
    Korea
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Status
    Release(October 29, 2009)
  • Starring
    LEE Sun-kyun, SEO Woo
  • Running Time
    110min
  • Festival & Review
    • 2009 Pusan Interational Film Festival-New Currents (NETPAC Awards)

      2010 International Film Festival Rotterdam-Opening

      2010 Göteborg International Film Festival

      2010 Deauville Asian Film Festival

      2010 Trondheim International Film Festival

      2010 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Itnal. Film Festival (Best Actor Award)

      2010 International Women's Film Festival in Seoul

      2010 CPH:PIX 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

      2010 Barcelona Asian Film Festival

      2010 Moscow International Film Festival

      2010 Filmfest Muenchen

      2010 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

      2010 Durban International Film Festival

      2010 Melbourne International Film Festival

      2010 Aichi International Women's Film Festival

      2010 Haifa International Film Festival

      2010 Oslo International Film Festival

      2010 London Korean Film Festival 


  • So close to want but forbidden to love

    • SYNOPSIS
      Eun-mo is back in her hometown, Paju after spending three years of soul searching in India. However the reality she returns to is far from comforting as she is faced with a dreaded reunion with her widower brother-in-law, Joong-shik. Almost a decade ago when Joong-shik came to Paju as a student activist futitive, Eun-mo never took a liking to Joong-shik who ended up marrying her older sister, Eun-soo. But she was forced to live with him when a tragic accident took her sister's life. During a course of three years, Eun-mo gradually discovered she was carrying complex emotions toward Joong-shik. Having felt trapped, she decided to leave Paju. Eun-mo believed she had resolved all emotional conflicts in India, but as she digs further into her sister's death, she becomes torn between the truth and her feelings for Joong-shik.
    • DIRECTOR INFO
      • PARK Chan-ok Born in 1968, PARK Chan-ok studied film at Hanyang University and the Korea National University of Arts(KNUA). She began her career in the independent film scene with film group and film production company, Generation Blue Films directing several award winning shorts. After working as assistant director to one of Korea�s leading auteur filmmakers, HONG Sang-soo on VIRGIN STRIPPED BARE BY HER BACHELORS she made her first feature film, JEALOUSY IS MY MIDDLE NAME which not only received critical acclaim but also a number of awards including the Rotterdam Film Festival Tiger Award and the Pusan International Film Festival New Currents Award. Acknowledged for her sensitive and in-depth depiction of restless and absurd characters, she has establishes herself as one of Korea's leading female filmmakers. Her second feature, PAJU once again brings in director PARK's unique gaze of the world, delicately exploring human relationships and the human nature and emotions revealed through such relationships.
    • MATERIAL