My Love, My Bride (35mm) + Q&A Director Lee Myung-se
Director: Lee Myung-se
Cast: Park Joong-hoon, Choi Jin-sil, Choi Chong-won
Cert 15, 111mins, 1990
Would-be poet Yeong-min is ready to pop the question to college sweetheart Mi-yeong just at the moment when she is convinced Yeong-min is ready to break things off. They meet, argue, she storms off. The story of this young couple will be shaped by a series of comical mishaps and misunderstandings that run the gamut from the mysteries of the condom, a bride who locks her groom outside the honeymoon suite, to stubborn male jealousy that puts the whole love story in peril.
The director keeps melodrama at bay through the humor of his script and an emphasis on visual style and experimentation. Animation, thought bubbles, sets that revel in their staginess, even the clumsy specs foisted on lead actors Park Joong-hoon and Choi Jin-sil: all contribute to an emerging Lee Myung-se aesthetic.
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