Often regarded as the North Korean Gone with the Wind, The Flower Girl is the filmed adaptation of an opera written by the “Great Leader” Kim Il Sung. Typical of a cinema that seeks to celebrate revolutionary ideals, the film depicts a Korea under imperial Japanese rule where servants are little more than chattels of their employers. The title character sells flowers to help her widowed, overworked mother and blind younger sister whilst waiting for her elder brother to fulfil his promise to return and rescue them from the terrible oppression.
D: Pak Hak, Choe Ik-kyu
Hong Youg-hui, Pak Hwa-son
Wavelength Pictures. John Flahive
T +44 796 877 2792