• World Focus
The Poet and the Boy
[ 시인의 사랑 ]
Director: Kim Yang-hee
  • Drama
  • Romance
Japanese Premiere
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Schedule & Ticket
10/31 15:30- (110min)
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Kim Yang-hee(Director/Screenplay)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
11/03 14:00- (110min)
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Kim Yang-hee(Director/Screenplay)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
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A married poet in his late 30s, who has lived on Jeju Island since birth, leads an uneventful life, slowly losing inspiration. His wife is desperate to have a baby and pushes the poet to make love when he is not in the mood. While struggling to avoid going to bed with his wife, he eventually goes to a doctor for a checkup and is diagnosed with oligospermia. One day, while he is writing a poem at a donut shop, the poet is inspired by a passing comment from a teenage boy who works there part time. From then on, the poet helplessly develops feelings he has never known before.
Director Kim Yang-hee

Kim Yang-hee was awarded Best Director at the Busan International Short Film Festival for her first short film One Day to be Passing By (2007). Her second short film Hearing Aid (2013) was also invited to various domestic film festivals. Her first feature The Poet and the Boy received Audience Award and Grand Prize at Feature Film Pitching section of Jeonju Project Market in 2016.

Staff Director/Screenplay : Kim Yang-hee
Executive Producer : Seo Jung
Producer : An Young-jin
Assistant Producer : Sean C. Lee
Cinematography : Choi Yun-man
Production Design : Ryu Seon-kwang
Editing : Lee Young-lim
Lighting : Kim Hee-tae
Supervising Sound Editor : Gong Tae-won
Sound Recordist : Hwang Jung-ho
Visual Effects : Kim Kyoung-mo
Music : Koo Ja-wan
Cast Yang Ik-june
Jeon Hye-jin
Jung Ga-ram
110min. Color Korean | 2017 Korea |
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