My Mother, the Mermaid ( Ineogongju )

Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 6:30 PM

ImagineAsian Theatre
(239 East 59th St., NYC)

Park Heung-sik, Melodrama, Family, Grade All, 2004, 110 minutes

Na-yeong, who works at the post office, is tired of living with her mother, who is so hardened that it is sometimes embarrassing, and his father who is too gentle. Her only joy is preparing for the trip overseas. But one day, her father leaves home without saying a word, and her mother doesn’t seem to be bothered. Unwillingly, Na-yeong postpones her trip and leaves to find her father. But when she arrives at the island where her parents came from, she meets someone she couldn’t have dreamed of meeting - it was her mother Yeon-sun, who looked exactly like Na-yeong. Na-yeong had entered a world which had gone back in time where her mother was 20 years old. Yeon-sun calls Na-yeon onni(older sister) and is kind to her. Na-yeong is amazed at the innocent and pure soul of her mother who is so different from her now, and ends up staying at Yeon-sun’s house. She learns that Yeon-sun has a crush on the young postman. The young man with big clear eyes is none other than her father, Jin-guk.


ImagineAsian Theatre (239 East 59th St., NYC, Tel: 212-371-6682)

Miro Yoon