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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1994 - 30 July.6 August

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Category: Edition 1994

Sun-Jae is an abandoned child brought up as the son of the thief Moon-Soo. On the man’s death the child finds himself alone. The encounter with Yi-Ryun, a slightly older girl would like to keep him with her, does not prevent him from going off in search of his mother. During the long journey he meets many people and experiences sorrow and fullness, love and sexual desire, and a sense of the equality of human beings.

Original Title Hwaomkyung
Italian Title Viaggio verso Buddha
Category Out of competition
Section Shadowline
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 136'
Production Year 1993
Nationality South Korea
Directed by Jang Sun-Woo
Screenplay Jang Sun-Woo
Main cast Mi-kyeong Won, Tae-kyung Oh, Hye-seon Kim

 regista jang sun wooJANG SUN-WOO

Jang Sun-woo (Seoul, March 20, 1952) is a South Korean director and screenwriter.
He graduated in anthropology from the National University of Seoul. He then became film critic and screenwriter, and in 1986 he directed his first film, Seoul Hwangje. In 1994, his film Hwa-eomgyeong (1993) won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival.