Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet

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Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet
Dongju The Portrait of a Poet poster.jpeg
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Hangul 동주
Directed by Lee Joon-ik
Screenplay by Shin Yeon-shick
Starring Kang Ha-neul
Music by Mowg
Cinematography Choi Yong-jin
Release date
  • February 17, 2016 (2016-02-17)
Running time
110 minutes[1]
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$7.7 million (South Korea)[2][3]

Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet (Korea: 동주) is a 2016 South Korean black-and-white biographical period drama film directed by Lee Joon-ik about Yun Dong-ju.[1][4] It was released in South Korea on February 17, 2016.[1]

Plot[edit]

The story follows the life of poet Yun Dong-ju and his eventual imprisonment by the Japanese government for being involved in the Korean independence movement.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film was fifth placed on its opening weekend in South Korea, grossing US$1.14 million.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Grand Prize (Film) Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet Won
Best Film Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet Nominated
Best Director (Film) Lee Joon-ik Nominated
Best New Actor (Film) Park Jung-min Won
Best Screenplay (Film) Shin Yeon-shick Nominated
16th Director's Cut Awards[6] Best New Actor Park Jung-min Won
Best Production of the Year Shin Yeon-shick Won
25th Buil Film Awards Best Director Lee Joon-ik Won
Best Actor Kang Ha-neul Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Park Jung-min Nominated
Best New Actor Park Jung-min Nominated
Best Screenplay Shin Yeon-shick Won
Best Music Mowg Won
36th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay Shin Yeon-shick Won
17th Busan Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay Won
37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Film Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet Nominated
Best Director Lee Joon-ik Nominated
Best New Actor Park Jung-min Won
Best Screenplay Shin Yeon-shick Won
2017 22nd Chunsa Film Awards[7] Best Supporting Actor Park Jung-min Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "DongJu, The Portrait of A Poet (Movie - 2015)". HanCinema. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "DONGJU: The Portrait of a Poet". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Infographic". koreanfilm.or.kr
  4. ^ Kil, Sonia (February 23, 2016). "Korea Box Office: 'Deadpool' Is Biggest Non-Korean R-Rated Release". Variety. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ "South Korea Box Office February 19–21, 2016". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ Conran, Pierce (11 August 2016). "NA Hong-jin Nabs Best Director from Director's Cut Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  7. ^ "'2017 춘사영화상' 나홍진, 최우수감독상…하정우·손예진 남녀주연상". SE Daily. 25 May 2017.