On Late Autumn per decade





Late Autumn 만추 1981 Kim Soo-yeong 김수영


Late Autumn is a monument in Korean cinema history : this story has been told already three times since the sixties, by three of the most prominent directors of the country.

At first, by Lee Man-hee in 1966. Those who had the chance to saw it speak about a masterpiece, but unfortunately the film has been lost like so many korean classics.

In 1975, the cult director Kim Ki-young 김기영 (The servant녀, the one remaked in 2010) did his version under the exquisite title Promise of the flesh.

And in 1981 came Kim Soo-yeong’s Late Autumn, with the actress who was recently starring in Bong Joon-ho’s Mother, Kim Hye-ja 김혜자. It’s the Late Autumn which can be the most easily seen, even without subtitles though. It’s a masterpiece for that time, sumptuously inspired as every film of Kim Soo-yeong, master in graphic metaphors and a in infusing melancholy.

It has yet some flaws that Kim Tae-yong tried to avoid : the male actor acting as if in a vintage Shakespeare play or a repetitive pattern at the end (they part, they make up again, they part, etc… quite tiring). Compare the two versions is a cinephile fest.


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