Archive of films The Picnic / So-poong
1999, 18 min
Section: New Korean Cinema
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).