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The Gingko Bed

Interweaving mythic and supernatural elements, writer/director Jacky (Jekyu) Kang’s The Gingko Bed dramatizes the tale of doomed lovers whose souls have transmigrated to, and remain trapped for over 1,000 years in, the expertly hand-carved wood of a gingko bed. The film proper begins in contemporary Seoul as 32-year-old college art instructor Su-hyun takes possession of the antique bed, oblivious to its tragic history, even as he reignites its drama. Soon beset with baffling impulses, hallucin...

Film Review Essay, Resources

Rebeka Goes to China

EDITED BY LUCY KOSTELANETZ DISTRIBUTED BY THE MEDIA GUILD 11722 SORRENTO VALLEY ROAD SUITE E SAN DIEGO, CA  92121-1021 1992. 28 MINUTES Reviewed by Diane Carson In August 1988, when her parents move to the foreign visitors’ guest house at Zhongshan University to teach English to Chinese students, seven-year-old Rebeka accompanies them. Thus begins a ten-month adventure that few children could envision, a thorough immersion in Chinese culture including learning to read, write and speak s...

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