|My Mother and Her Guest|
Theatrical poster to My Mother and Her Guest
|Director|| Shin Sang-ok|
|Planner|| Hwang Nam|
|Screenplay|| Lim Hee-Jae|
|Based on|| Joo Yo-Seob|
|Art director|| Gang Seong-beom|
|Music|| Jeong Yoon-joo|
|Cinematographer|| Choe Su-yeong|
|Editor|| Yang Seong-ran|
|Lighting|| Lee Gye-chang|
|Production studio|| Shin Films|
|Released||August 26, 1961|
|Running time||102 min.|
|Budget||approx. KRW 38,000,000|
|Debut theatre|| Myeongbo|
A young widow lives with her daughter and mother-in-law in the Korean countryside. A painter from Seoul, who was a friend of the widow's husband, comes to stay. The painter and the widow develop romantic feelings for each other, and her daughter likes the man as well. Societal restrictions prevent the relationship to develop.
Reviewing the film at the Venice Film Festival, Variety was generally positive, if not overly-enthusiastic. The child-acting was judged "beguiling", and the Korean Ministry of Culture and Information agreed by giving Jeon Young-sun, who plays the young daughter in the film, a "Special Encouragement Prize" at the first Grand Bell Awards. Variety approved of the film's technical aspects, and surmised that this was an indication of a growing film industry in Korea. However the review judged that the film's interest was mainly for Korean domestic audiences, and that it ultimately did not "possess that extra insight or dramatic plus for any art chances abroad."
- Choi Eun-hee (최은희) ... Mother
- Jeon Young-sun (최은희) ... Ok-hee
- Kim Jin-kyu (김진규) ... Guest
- Han Eun-jin (한은진) ... Grandmother
- Do Kum-bong (도금봉) ... Shik-mo
- Kim Hee-kap (김희갑)
- Shin Young-kyun (신영균) ... Uncle
- Heo Jang-gang (허장강) ... Fortune teller
Awards and NominationsEdit
- 1962 Asia-Pacific Film Festival
- Won Best Film: Shin Sang-ok
- 1962 Grand Bell Awards (First)
- Mosk. (1962-09-05). "Sarang Bang Sonnim Omoni" in Variety.
- My Mother and Her Guest (1961) at the Internet Movie Database
- "사랑방 손님과 어머니" (in Korean). Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-07-09.