Dear Betty, I saw the film at the Detroit Film Theater a few years ago
and thought it was an interesting story about artists and culture too.
The cinematography was quite stunning as I recall. It's been a long
time since I've seen it. Thanks for reminding me. Su in Michigan
On Sep 19, 2005, at 2:08 PM, Betty B wrote:
> This weekend my boyfriend and I watched "Chi-Hwa-Seon:
> Painted Fire" from Netflix. It is based on the legend
> of a great painter in late 1800's Korea. Painting was
> a pursuit of the aristocracy, and he was a genius
> street urchin trying to find his own way. The usual
> alcohol and sex that seems to pervade most artist film
> bios, but still very interesting and visually
> exceptional. It was so interesting to get a look at
> the culture surrounding painting at that time. The
> artist's continual wanderings and observations of
> nature are very beautifully filmed. It was all very
> very enjoyable for us.
> My favorite conversation in the film refers to what
> makes a painting a forgery, even if it was done by the
> artist in question.
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