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Yim Soon-rye

Little Forest (리틀 포레스트)

Edition 2022
103' - 2018 - Drama - Dialogue: Korean
Director: Yim Soon-rye Composer: Lee Jun-oh With: Kim Tae-ri, Ryu Jun-Yeol, Jin Ki-joo
In the tradition of 'food films' like Tampopo or Eat Drink Man Woman, this is a tasty South Korean spectacle in which the dishes are not only a feast for the eyes, but also reflect the feelings of the characters.
A young woman leaves the city to return to her hometown in the countryside. Seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, she becomes self-sufficient in a bid to reconnect with nature.
Little Forest is the story of a very hungry young woman. She is hungry for tasty real food, for soul food and for answers she cannot find and therefore she will eat her way to happiness. The gorgeous cinematography is an important part of this slow observation of the soothing power of simple natural life” - Asian Movie Pulse

Sonmat

In 2021 the first edition of SONMAT took place. This year we are back again with a tasteful programme. Immerse yourself on Sunday 16 October in culture, philosophy and science in the café of Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER in Gent.

Did you know a dish tastes different depending on who prepared it? Tender hands can bring out comfort from a dish like magic, but the handflora from the chef also literally influence the flavour of a dish. Our language has no word for it, but in Korean there is: 'sonmat', meaning hand-taste. So through food we connect and give a bit from ourselves to others. That is exactly what SONMAT wants to do: explore, taste, smell and share different hand-flavours.

Sonmatine Brunch

Start brunch 10:30, start film Little Forest 14:00 @Theaterzaal in Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER

A Sunday brunch is the ultimate moment to dine, enjoy and catch up together. With the SONMATINE BRUNCH there is even more to experience: through 'food design' your eyes will be pleased and your mind will be touched. This time the theme of the SONMATINE BRUNCH is Awareness. During the meal you will learn about the part fermentation plays in daily life and about 'sonmat', or 'hand-taste'. We make the invisible love with which food is prepared and the beauty of local products visible. Bon appetit!

Combiticket Sonmat

Buy a combiticket for the Sonmatine Brunch and Little Forest.

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Credits

Director

Yim Soon-rye

Composer

Lee Jun-oh

With

Kim Tae-ri, Ryu Jun-Yeol, Jin Ki-joo

Scenario

Seong-gu Hwang, Daisuke Igarashi

Producer

Jenna Ku

Production studios

Watermelon Pictures Co., Ltd.

More information

Dialogue

Korean

Countries of production

South Korea

Year

2018

Filmography

Yim Soon-rye
Three Friends (1996), Keeping the Vision Alive: Women in Korean Filmmaking (2001), Waikiki Brothers (2001), If You Were Me (2003), Forever the Moment (2008), Fly Penguin (2009), Rolling Home with a Bull (2010), Sorry, Thanks (2011), South Bound (2013), Whistle Blower (2014), Little Forest (2018)

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