#129 – The Cinema of Lee-song Hee-il (이송희일)

In this episode of the podcast, Karri and Henrik take a close look at the openly gay South Korean director Lee-song Hee-il’s gay cinema. He directed the de-facto first Korean gay feature “No Regret”, which became a relative hit in 2006. Lee-song has continued with the genre, while occasionally exploring a myriad of societal taboos – not only vis-a-vis the rainbow community. Amongst his more recent highlights are the melodrama film trilogy “One Night and Two Days” from 2012.

Miroirs, 3. Une barque sur l’Océan by Maurice Ravel performed by Luis Sarro, released under Creative Commons Public Domain license at musopen.org.

Films covered in this episode:

Camellia Project (2005) (동백꽃) – Segment: La Traviata
No Regret (2006) (후회하지 않아)
Going South (2012) (남쪽으로 간다)
Suddenly, Last Summer (2012) (지난 여름, 갑자기)
White Night (2012) (백야)
Night Flight (2014) (야간비행) Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala.

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