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Strokes of Fire
(Chihwaseon)

by IM Kwon-taek

During the 1850s, Kim Byung-moon saves young Seung-ub from being beaten by a group of drifters. Seung-ub draws a picture to explain the situation, Kim looks carefully at Seung-ub’s rough yet extraordinary talent… and years later, Kim encourages Seung-ub to pursue the life of a true artist and gives him a pen name, Oh-won. Seung-ub meets Mae-hyang, a daughter of a declined Yangban (nobility) who attracts him deeply. But they part when she runs away from persecution from the Catholics. Seung-ub leaves and wanders about in pursuit of the truth of art.

Nobody can hold onto him. Only through pleasure can he eagerly paint. He confirms the power of his brush stroke through his painting of a monkey with a liquor bottle in hand while mocking the world. As fame builds up, he yearns to change and stretch beyond his limits. Then one day, he experiences all his body’s energy flowing into the paintbrush. Seung-ub, in a misshapen bowl, discovers the state he has strived to attain and turns his back to the world and fades away…

  • Titre français
    Ivre de femmes et de peinture
  • Original title
    Chihwaseon
  • Titre international
    Strokes of Fire
  • Scénario
    Kim Young-oak, Im Kwon-taek
  • Photo
    Jung ll-sung
  • Montage
    Park Soon-duk
  • Musique
    Kim Young-dong
  • Interprétation
    Choi Min-sik, Ahn Sung-ki, Yoo Ho-jeong, Kim Yeo-jin
  • Production
    Taehung Pictures
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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