Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sweet Dream online

Several years ago I posted about the 1936 film Sweet Dream, which I interpreted as a "story of how modernity is corrupting women." Back then they were called 'modern women'; more recently they've been known as 'doenjang nyeo,' or 'bean paste girls.'I couldn't help noticing that in Declaration of Idiots (the 1983 film mentioned in my last post), as well as that film's director Lee Jang-ho's next film, Between the Knees (which can be seen here, without subtitles), the vectors of western consumerism and open sexuality are women.

At any rate, Sweet Dream can be watched online with subtitles, courtesy of the Korean Film Archive:

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