South Korean director Kim Tae-yong’s You Are More Than Beautiful is about a man hiring a young woman named Young-Hee to pretend to be his fiancée to try and show his ill father he is getting married. When his father slips into a coma he pays the woman at the hospital, but she slips into his hospital room and in a charmingly beautiful scene stands and sings a Korean opera song to the father (in a room with five other seriously ill elderly men).
This film is part of Beautiful 2012, a series of four ‘micro-movies’ produced by Youku, China’s leading internet television site. At their core the four short films from award-winning Asian directors have the concept of ‘what is beautiful?’ while also mulling over life, death and unhappiness.
The other movies are:
Tsai Ming-liang’s Walker
Ann Hui’s My Way
Gu Changwei’s Longtou
Subtitles:English & Chinese hardsubs