The Houseguest and My Mother

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The Houseguest and My Mother
Poster to The Houseguest and My Mother
Revised RomanizationSarangbang sonnimgwa eomeoni
McCune–ReischauerSarangbang sonnim-kwa ŏmŏni
Directed byShin Sang-ok[1]
Written byLim Hee-Jae
Chu Yo-Sup
Produced byShin Sang-ok
StarringChoi Eun-hee
Jeon Young-seon
CinematographyChoe Su-yeong
Edited byYang Seong-ran
Music byJeong Yun-ju
Distributed byShin Films Co., Ltd
Release date
  • August 26, 1961 (1961-08-26)
Running time
103 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Filming site, at Paldal-gu, Suwon. This hanok is built in 1937.[2]

The Houseguest and My Mother (Korean사랑방 손님과 어머니; RRSarangbang sonnimgwa eomeoni) is a 1961 South Korean film directed by Shin Sang-ok. It is based on a best-selling novel by Chu Yo-Sup.[3]

The flim was given the Best Film award at the 1962 Asia Pacific Film Festival.[4] The film was also selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 35th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[5]


An artist from Seoul visits the widow of a deceased friend in the countryside. The relationship between the friend's wife, her mother and the artist is depicted with reference to their concerns about social disapproval.[1]


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  1. ^ a b "Mother and a Guest (Sarangbang Sonnimgwa Eomeoni) (1961)". Korean Movie Database (KMDb). Retrieved 2021-07-06.
  2. ^ Kyeong-mi Yang. "'과거'를 간직한 도시… 전통윤리에 발묶인 '애틋한 사랑'". 문화일보 (in Korean). Retrieved 2023-05-26.
  3. ^ "Korea's Golden Age". Retrieved 2021-07-06.
  4. ^ "아시아태평양영화제". Encyclopedia of Korean Culture.
  5. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


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