ANYANG, PARADISE CITY (South Korea, 2011, 102 min.)
United States Premiere Journey through the layers of history that have shaped the South Korean city of Anyang and its environment. The film depicts events such as a tragic fire that killed 22 female workers during the 1988 Olympics; the painstaking excavation of a 1,000-year-old temple; the search for a legendary 500-year-old “grandmother tree” and an investigation into how Buddhism is interwoven into the region’s history. In Korean with English subtitles. Directed and photographed by Park Chan-kyong. Grand Prize Winner, Korean Feature Film, Jeonju International Film Festival 2011.