Screening: Anyang, Paradise City, Park Chan-kyong, South Korea, 2010, 101 min

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Screening: Anyang, Paradise City, Park Chan-kyong, South Korea, 2010, 101 min

Description

8 Sep 2017, Fri 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

Park’s first full-length feature film, Anyang, Paradise City is a mix between documentary and fiction, inspired by a seldom-remembered incident during the Olympic Games in 1988, where 22 female workers were killed in a fire in Anyang. The glorious past of Anyang (a Buddhist term for “paradise”) allegedly includes the existence of a huge temple surrounded by the beautiful mountains and streams around 1000 years ago. Researching into Buddhism and the history of Anyang, Park follows the temple excavations and searches for the 500-year-old “grandma tree”. The film traces this
 past through the natural landscape
and alludes to the future through the city’s mayoral election. As if travelling between paradise and hell, the camera hunts, rests, and plays as if dancing with the cityscape, while layering narrative, history, contemporary life, landscape/ architecture, and politics.

This Screening is part of the public programme of Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History.

Date

2017-09-08

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Short Description

Park’s first full-length feature film, Anyang, Paradise City is a mix between documentary and fiction, inspired by a seldom-remembered incident during the Olympic Games in 1988, where 22 female workers were killed in a fire in Anyang. The glorious past of Anyang (a Buddhist term for “paradise”) allegedly includes the existence of a huge temple surrounded by the beautiful mountains and streams around 1000 years ago.

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Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

Yes

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

Collection

Citation

“Screening: Anyang, Paradise City, Park Chan-kyong, South Korea, 2010, 101 min,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed February 7, 2023, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4375.

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History
Item: Park Chan-kyong Is Part Of This Item