Chi-hwa-seon


Chi-hwa-seon
Painted Fire

Poster for "Painted Fire"
Hangul 취화선
Hanja 醉畵仙
RR Chwi-hwa-seon
MR Ch'wi-hwa-sǒn
Directed by Im Kwon-taek
Produced by Lee Tae-won
Written by Kim Yong-ok Do-ol
Starring Choi Min-sik
Ahn Sung-ki
Yoo Ho-jung
Music by Kim Yong-dong
Cinematography Jeong Il-seong
Editing by Park Sun-deok
Distributed by Cinema Service
Release date(s) May 10, 2002
(South Korea)
Running time 117 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Chi-hwa-seon or Chwi-hwa-seon, (also known as Painted Fire, Strokes of Fire or Drunk on Women and Poetry), is a 2002 South Korean drama film directed by Im Kwon-taek about Jang Seung-up (Oh-won), a nineteenth-century Korean painter who changed the direction of Korean art.

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Synopsis

It begins with the Korean artist being suspicious of a Japanese art-lover who values his work. The story then goes back to his man's early years. Beginning as a vagabond with a talent for drawing, he has a talent for imitating other people's art, but is urged to go on and develop a style of his own. This process is painful and he often behaves very badly, getting drunk and being hostile to those who care about him and try to help him.

These events are set against the struggle for reform within Korea, caught between China and Japan (annexed by Japan in 1910, outside the film's time-frame).

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Preceded by
One Fine Spring Day
Blue Dragon Film Award for Best Film
2002
Succeeded by
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

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