Chihwaseon: Painted Fire

  • 2000
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Historical

Many myths swirl around the great 19th-century Korean artist Jang Seng-ub, a painter whose drunken behavior and flagrant disregard for rules make him something of a spiritual ancestor to Jackson Pollock. In this sumptuously filmed biography, veteran Korean director Im Kwon-taek sifts through the legend to find the man — and an interesting allegory for...read more

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  • Released: 2000
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Many myths swirl around the great 19th-century Korean artist Jang Seng-ub, a painter whose drunken behavior and flagrant disregard for rules make him something of a spiritual ancestor to Jackson Pollock. In this sumptuously filmed biography, veteran Korean… (more)

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