Archive of films The Picnic / So-poong

South Korea
1999, 18 min

Section: New Korean Cinema
Year: 2001


A little boy’s parents take him on a picnic. But why do they decide on a desolate forest road instead of the nearby beach? And why do they put sleeping pills in his milk? While his father seals the windows and puts a hose on the exhaust pipe, his mother, walking along the shore, lulls the boy to sleep. Night is coming and with it a storm. . . .

About the director

Song Il Gon (b. 1971) studied film at the Art Institute in Seoul and at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. In 1995 he was the winner of the Grand Bell Prize for a short film. Filmography: The Wall (1993), Ophelia Audition (1994), Family Story (1997), The Fishes (1997), Liver and Potato (1998).

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: New Korean Cinema
Director: Song Il Gon
Screenplay: Song Il Gon
Dir. of Photography: Park Sun Uk
Music: Park Carl Lin
Editor: Ko Young Jae
Producer: Cho Soo Jin
Cast: Son Byung Ho, Choi Ji Hyoun

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