Video Sundays: South Korea's First Woman Filmmaker, Park Nam-ok

Recommended viewing: "The Widow," the first and last feature by South Korea's first woman filmmaker, Park Nam-ok.
Kelley Dong
The Widow (1955) is the first and last feature directed by the late Park Nam-ok, South Korea's first woman filmmaker. Though some parts have been lost, The Widow still stands as a poignant (and at-times, provocative) portrait of women's sexuality and love, motherhood and marriage in a post-war nation. Park was pregnant at the time of the film's production and struggled with a diminishing budget; but in 2001, she declared: "I would give anything to re-live those days."


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