See Ode to My Father, free at Dollar Cinema, courtesy of the Korean Embassy to Canada

Scene from the Korean film Ode To My Father, also known as International Market.

Scene from the Korean film Ode To My Father, also known as International Market.

On Sunday, July 19, the Dollar Cinema in Montreal will show the Korean film Ode to My Father (국제시장 in Korean and also known as International Market, and Gukje Market in English) at 7 p.m.

Admission is free, thanks to the Korean Embassy to Canada, in Ottawa.

The film is the fictional story of Deok-su, and the time frame is the 1950s to 1980s. Locations include Hungnam, North Korea, Busan, South Korea, Germany and Vietnam. The hardships and poverty endured by Deok-su and his family are representative of things that many Koreans experienced during those difficult years. The film was probably a revelation for many younger Koreans and for foreigners, too.

German scene from the Korean film Ode To My Father, also known as International Market.

German scene from the Korean film Ode To My Father, also known as International Market.

Hwang Jung-min plays Deok-su; Kim Yunjin plays his wife, and Oh Dal-su provides some comic relief. Ode to My Father is directed by Yoon Je-kyun.

The Dollar Cinema: 6900 Décarie Square
Across from the Namur Metro, or via bus lines 17, 160, 161, and 166.

Scene from the Korean film Ode To My Father, also known as International Market.

Scene from the Korean film Ode To My Father, also known as International Market.

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