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Ilgeon Jeong
2018 | 120min | Color+B&W | DCP | Korean Subtitles


Screening schedule

Date Time Theater Information
2019.03.24(Sun) 13:00 Lotte Cinema Hongik Univ 2
2019.03.27(Wed) 15:30 Lotte Cinema Hongik Univ 2



Marking its 40th anniversary, 'Meari' is a folk song that started in the late 1970s and resists dictatorship in the 1980s, and a singing club at Seoul National University that has produced and sung band music since the 90s. The 40 years between graduates who have dedicated their lives to folk and singing movements and the band club Meari, which sings youth as a college student, are also the history of Korea's modern and progressive music movement.


Director's Statement

I remembered songs of Meari again when the people in the square began to gather at for impeachment Park Geun-hye former president. People's Song, which were sung at the top of the lungs, are still being sung at the strike site, but without any reason to be broadcast far, songs full of more practical, rational, and musical elements were already flooding around us. Instead of comfort and joy, I remembered the songs that made me look down and whip and stare at me from high places, and I wanted to organize these songs and the past time that had faded. It is also to send a small encouragement to the 'I' or 'our' efforts, the survival.



Ilgeon Jeong
Since 2004, I have been working on Purn Production, and directed "The War on Daechu-ri"(2007) "Memories of Daechuri(2009)" and "The Cloud Bridge (2014)", "Cruel State" the story of the Sewol ferry disaster and the struggles of the bereaved families was released in 2015. After the Sewol ferry disaster, participated in The 416 Project Oblivion &Remembrance through "Stains(2016)", which contains the space in Ansan and the voices of the bereaved families.
2006 Daechu-ri War
2009 Memories of Daechu-ri
2014 The Cloudy Bridge
2015 Cruel State
2016 416 Project Oblivion &Remembrance - Stains


Producer     Purn Production  Meari of the 40th Anniversary 
Cinematographer     Lee Dongryeol  Lee Byeonggi  Jeong Ilgeon 
Editor     Jeong Ilgeon 
    Mediact Pyo Yongsu 
    Lee Angela  Mun Jeonghyeon 
    Choi Jongho 


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