Sisters on the Road

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Sisters on the Road
Sisters On The Road poster.jpg
Hangul,
Hanja, 이대로가 좋아요
Revised RomanizationJigeum, idaeroga joayo
McCune–ReischauerChigŭm, idaeroga choayo
Directed byBoo Ji-young
Produced byPark Soon-hong
Written byBoo Ji-young
StarringShin Mina
Gong Hyo-jin
Music byChoi Seung-hyun
CinematographyKim Dong-eun
Edited byKim Su-jin
Release date
  • October 2008 (2008-10) (Pusan International Film Festival)
  • April 23, 2009 (2009-04-23) (South Korea)
Running time
96 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean

Sisters on the Road (Hangul지금, 이대로가 좋아요; RRJigeum, idaeroga joayo; lit. "Now, things are just fine as they are") is a South Korean independent film written and directed by Boo Ji-young,[1] and starring Shin Mina and Gong Hyo-jin.[2][3]

Filming was in 2007 and its world premiere was at the 2008 Pusan International Film Festival. It was released in South Korean theaters in 2009.[4][5][6][7]

Plot[edit]

The sudden death of her mother brings Myung-eun back home to Jeju island. There she meets her estranged sister Myung-ju and Myung-ju's daughter Seung-ah, still living at their old home, and Hyun-ah who has lived with them for over 20 years like a relative. A career woman whose hard exterior masks her illegitimacy and abandonment issues, Myung-eun tells Hyun-ah she wants to start looking for her father after the funeral. Single-minded in her desire to dig up memories of her father and discover why he left, Myung-eun resents that Myung-ju, who like their mother is a carefree fish trader and an unmarried mother of a young daughter, seemingly doesn't care. At first Myung-ju is reluctant to accompany Myung-eun, but after Hyun-ah persuades her, guilt and her sense of duty as an older sibling prevails. And so the two sisters who are dissimilar in character, lifestyle and even fathers go on a road trip together. On their trip, Myung-eun and Myung-ju quarrel over their differences, share secrets, reminisce about their past, and eventually embrace each other as family.

Director Boo Ji-young captures the delicately subtle atmosphere floating between women, and how inscrutable life is.[8][9]

Cast[edit]

  • Shin Mina ... Park Myung-eun
  • Gong Hyo-jin ... Oh Myung-ju
  • Kim Sang-hyun ... Hyun-ah
  • Chu Kwi-jung ... Hye-sook
  • Moon Jae-woon ... Hyun-sik
  • Bae Eun-jin ... Seung-ah

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sisters on the Road". IndieStory. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
  2. ^ Shin, Hae-in (14 April 2009). "Stunning ending polarizes audiences in sisterhood movie". Yonhap. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  3. ^ "Shin Mina & Kong Hyo Jin's Interview". Movieweek via KP Culture. 9 May 2009. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ D'Sa, Nigel (1 October 2008). "Korean World Premieres at PIFF 2008". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. ^ Edwards, Russell (20 October 2008). "Sisters on the Road". Variety. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  6. ^ Lee, Maggie (5 October 2008). "Sisters on the Road". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  7. ^ "Sisters on the Road: Bottom line". The Korea Society. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
  8. ^ Lee, Sang-yong. "Sisters on the Road". PIFF.org. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
  9. ^ Mudge, James (7 November 2009). "Sisters on the Road (2008) Movie Review". Beyond Hollywood. Retrieved 2012-11-18.

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