Tag Archives: Kun-jae Jang

Kun-jae Jang – Jam-mot deun-eun bam AKA Sleepless Night (2012)

Director of indie teen drama “Eighteen”, Jang Kun Jae follows up with a realistic look into marriage in “Sleepless Night”. Kim Su Hyeon (“Set Me Free”) and Kim Ju Ryong (“Texture of Skin”) play a married couple of two years who are just trying to get by in their daily lives and make things work. They think about having a child, but money is a concern and the pressure from those around them doesn’t help. Read More »

Kun-jae Jang – Han yeo-reum-ui pan-ta-ji-a AKA A Midsummer’s Fantasia (2014)

Split into two parts, shot in black and white, the opening chapter First Love, Yoshiko follows a Korean director (Lim Hyung-kook) who is scouting for locations for his next film in the Japanese rural town of Gojo, and is joined by his assistant director Mijung (Kim Sae-byuk) who interprets for him. There he meets the locals including an elderly lady and a civil servant (Ryo Iwase) who helps him tour the area. The second part, Well of Sakura, captured in colour, is inspired by a story told in the opening chapter of a romance between a Korean woman and a local man. Mijung is now an actress while the civil servant is a persimmon farmer as they walk around the town and learn about each other. Read More »