This year's PusanInternational Film Festival (PIFF) will present Bound By Chastity Rule, a long-lost film directed by recentlydeceased Korean master Shin Sang-ok.
The late director was knownfor decades of work, including Mother andThe Houseguest (1961), as well as forhis dramatic kidnapping to and escape from
Bound By Chastity Rule (1962) deals with gender issues and mores intraditional Korean society while telling the story of the forbidden love of a widowand a serf. Choi Eun-hee stars in a critically acclaimed performance. The filmwas also a selection at the Berlin International Film Festival around the timeof its release.
Specialists from the KoreaFilm Archive (KFA) tracked down the film, long thought to have disappeared, inthe Taipei Film Archive in November 2004. It took two years for the KFA torestore the 16mm print, with help from post-production house HFR on 30 minutesof missing sound.
The film is to screen in theKorean Cinema Retrospective section of the upcoming PIFF (Oct 12-20), alongsideseven earlier films from the Japanese colonial occupation of
PIFF has also recentlyannounced Hungarian director Istvan Szabo and legendary Danish actress AnnaKarina to be Hand Printing honorees this year.
Szabo, also named presidentof PIFF's New Currents jury this year, won best foreign-language film at theAcademy Awards with Mephisto (1981)and a Berlinale Silver Bear-Special Jury Prize with Sweet Emma, Dear Bobe (1992).
Famous for her performancesin Nouvelle Vague films, Karina is also a recipient of the Silver Bear for BestActress for A Woman Is A Woman(1961).