Kubo Walks The City

15 min
1 episode
Like an “ethno-detective”, Director Hayoun Kwon invites you to follow the footsteps of Kubo, a Korean writer in his urban flanerie in Seoul in 1934, when Korea was under Japanese occupation. You discover the city through the press caricatures mocking the shortcomings of a part of Korean society emerging from the poverty and archaisms of the past, and discovering with reckless the modernity and prosperity coming with the occupation. Then you are confronted with the resistance of another part of the population, through the story of the first Korean athlete to win an Olympic medal in Berlin in 1936, seeing how this resistance was erased by censorship.

General informations

Director :
Hayoun Kwon

Original title :
Kubo Dans la Ville

Production companies :
Innerspace VR, Ilmin Museum of Art