ChungMuRo Express: First Love (Cheo-salang)

Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Anthology Film Archives
(32 Second Street and 2nd Ave., NYC)

LEE Myung-se, 108 minutes

Classic Korean Cinema presents First Love (Cheo-salang)


Young-shin (Kim Hye-su) is a freshman art major at a provincial university. Accompanied by an upperclassman, she goes to Seoul to meet Chang-wook (Song Young-chang), the director of a drama club she has joined.  Despite that Chang-wook is a grimy and drunken chain-smoker at the time she meets him, Young-shin can't get Chang-wook off her mind. Realizing that she is in love with him, she works up her courage and asks him out in a letter.  However, Chang-wook does not show up at the coffee shop that they were to meet.  Young-shin anxiously waits for him outside his house. That night, she receives a kiss from her first love. After Chang-wook leaves for Seoul to attend his mother's birthday party, Young-shin is unable to suppress her desire to see him. She goes to his house in Seoul, but when she opens the front gate, what greets her eyes is the sight of Chang-wook with his wife and young daughter. Appalled at the scene, Young-shin returns home. As if he was oblivious to Young-shin's feelings, Chang-wook takes off as soon as the drama club finishes performing.

This film is presented in Korean with English subtitles.
Film Curator Ms. Hyun-Ock Im will introduce the program and lead a discussion after the screening.
Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Street and 2nd Ave., New York, NY, Tel: 212-505-5181)
Free Admission: RSVP to 212-759-9550

Miro Yoon