YAKINIKU DRAGON 야키니쿠 드래곤
Directed by Wishing Chong • 128 min
Wednesday July 11th • 6:30pm • Innis Town Hall
The Toronto Korean Film Festival is entering its 7th year with a great line up of features and shorts representing the best in contemporary Korean cinema, and Korean Diaspora cinema. Reel Asian is honoured to co-present this year’s opening night film.
Yakiniku Dragon is the story of a Korean family BBQ restaurant in 1970s Japan. It conveys the vigorous life of Zainichi villagers sharing common trauma as they love, argue, and reconcile. The charming ensemble cast, including Korean actors Kim Sang-Ho and Lee Jeong-Un and Japanese actors Maki Yoko and Inoue Mao, delivers delightful performances.
Wishing Chong is an award winning Korean-Japanese playwright and filmmaker. His All Under the Moon (1993) won the prize for Best Screenplay in the Mainichi Film Competition and the Kinema Junpo Award for Best Screenplay. In 2008, his Japan-South Korea joint production of the play Yakiniku Dragon was staged in Tokyo and Seoul.