A Single Spark

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Film info

Director: Park Kwang-Su
Cast: Moon Sung-keun, Hong Kyung-in, Kim Seon-jai, Lee Joo-sil
Cert 15, 96mins, 1995

Long before the box office titans Taxi Driver (1976) and 1987: When the Day Comes (2017), Korean New Wave filmmaker Park Kwang-su made the seminal Korean protest drama A Single Spark. Released in 1995, the film offers two narratives: the true story of young textile factory worker Jeon Tae-il, who became an activist for workers’ rights and famously set himself ablaze for his beliefs in 1970; and the partly fictionalised efforts of another activist, who five years later tries to commit Jeon Tae-il’s tale to the page, all the while evading capture.

This screening will be introduced by Ricardo Matos Cabo. Ricardo Matos Cabo is an independent film programmer and researcher. Since 1999, he has programmed and organised screenings at various festivals and institutions.

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