Set in 1968 in Kyoto, Japan, this acclaimed film is based on Matsuyama Takeshi’s story ‘Boy M’s Imjing River’ and looks at the relationship between Japanese and Koreans living in Japan during that period. When Kosuke, a Japanese high school student, hears a Korean girl Kyung-ja pipe the notes of the Korean folk song ‘Imjing River’, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to her and into the folds of the Korean community. But an accident kills one of the Korean boys, and Kosuke comes to bear the brunt of the family’s anger. Through the music and lyrics of the folk song, Kosuke begins to understand the Korean community’s anger against the Japanese.
We Shall Overcome Someday, 26 July, 2 pm to 6:30 pm (2 screenings), The Japan Foundation, 5A Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi.
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