…::: Movie Information :::…
Movie Info: IMDb
Rating: 6.7/10 From 417
Genres: Drama | Romance
Country: South Korea
Release Date: 13 November 2008 (South Korea)
Director: Yun-su Chong
Writers: Yun-su Chong (screenplay), Su-ryeon Han (screenplay)
Stars: Gyu-ri Kim, Nam-gil Kim, Yeong-ho Kim
Duration: 108 Minutes
Reviews: A lavish royal court spectacle, a compelling drama of love, strife, and betrayal, the new Korean film “Portrait of a Beauty” has it all: history, art, romance, adventure. The San Francisco premiere is today (3/20) in the 4-Star Theater on Clement.
As most recent works from the burgeoning Korean film industry, “Portrait” is expertly directed (by Yun-su Jeon, also responsible for screenplay), and beautifully photographed.
Taking place in the 18th century, the story begins in the family of famous court painters, where the young son is trained to take his place among the privileged royal artists – but he lacks talent.
His sister, at age 7, is already so accomplished that she paints for him secretly. When the subterfuge is discovered within the family, the boy commits suicide, and the girl is forced to take his name (Yoon-bok), and live as a man. Rather than telling the plot the movie, the story described so far is just the very beginning, the basis for a lengthy, rich adventure to unfold.
The hero/heroine is played by the unassuming but outstanding actress Min-sun Kim. Her character, pretending to be a man, rises to fame and fortune (as we are treated to picturesque scenes of court and town life), and then creates a new school of painting,
…::: Movie ScreenShoots :::…