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‘Journals of Musan’ to screen with English subtitles

“The Journals of Musan” will be shown with English subtitles at Cinecode Sonje in Samcheong-dong this week.
A scene from “The Journals of Musan” (JINJIN Pictures)
A scene from “The Journals of Musan” (JINJIN Pictures)

“The Journals of Musan” is director Park Jung-bum’s debut feature, about a North Korean defector Jeon Seung-chul (Park Jung-bum) who originally came to South Korea to live a better life, but finds it difficult to be happy with his defector status.

Park wrote the screen play, directed, produced, and also acted in the film.

“The Journals of Musan” won acclaim and awards from numerous film festivals, including two awards at 2010 Pusan International Film Festival, the Golden Star Award at the International Film Festival of Marrakech, VPRO Tiger Awards at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Grand Prize at the Off Plus Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema.

English subtitles will feature on the film’s final screening of every Friday and the fist screening of every Saturday until the run ends. This week’s English subtitled screenings will be on Friday at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m..

The schedule is subject to change every week. Check the timetable on Cinecode Sonje’s official community website (

For scheduling and other inquiries, contact Cinecode Sonje via twitter @jinjinpic or call (02)-730-3200. Cinecode Sonje is located in Samcheong-dong, near Anguk Station.

By Joo Hye-mi (