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Grain in Ear (망종 (芒種))

망종 (芒種) (Mang-jong)

Directed by Zhang Lu (장률 (張律))

Screenplay by


109min | Release date in South Korea :

"Grain in Ear" is a coproduction betwen China and Korea.

Cui Shun-ji is a Chinese woman of Korean ancestry. A single mother bringing up a young son, she lives away from her hometown, and makes a living by selling kimchi. In the course of living her life, she meets three men who betray her. When her son dies in an accident, she decides to take revenge.

KOFIC Marketing Support for Art Films 2005
KOFIC Support for Subtitles, Translation and Print Production 2005
International Film Festivals
2005 58th Cannes Film Festival, International Critics'Week- ACID Award
41st Pesaro Film Festival, Concorso PNC - Pesaro New Cinema Award
10th Pusan International Film Festival, New Currents The Best New Asian Filmmaker of the Year
24th Vancouver International Film Festival, Dragons and Tigers
41st Chicago International Film Festival, New Directors
46th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, International Competition
2006 12th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema- Golden Cyclo Award
23rd Cinema Novo Film Festival Karibu Award


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  • Art Film Showcase 2008 to screen in Japan
    2008/03/06, Source,
    For the second year in a row, four Korean arthouse films will be presented to audiences in Japan through the Art Film Showcase in Tokyo. The eight-week series of screenings is sponsored by KOFIC and the Image Forum arthouse theater in Tokyo.

    The showcase is an effort to introduce Japanese viewe,...
  • Movies From Mongolia Show Warm Humanity Bloom in Barren Deserts
    2007/11/06, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    From the bleak wastelands of Mongolia come two heartwarming tales ― "Tuya's Marriage" and "Desert Dream" ― that speak about the incredible power of hope, courage and love in life. In the two,...
  • 12th PIFF Wraps with Awards
    2007/10/16, Source,
    The 12th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) came to a close October 12 th after a 9 day run that drew a record-breaking attendance. An official tally of 198,603 admissions were taken during the event, up nearly 6000 from last year, while overall occupancy for screenings reached 75.8%. Both ope,...More
  • "Desert Dream" Takes Top New Delhi Prize
    2007/07/31, Source,
    Korean-Chinese director Zhang Lu's third feature "Desert Dream" (Hyazgar), picked up the top prize at the 9th Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian & Arab Cinema held annually in New Delhi,...More
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 Produced by
 Choi Doo-yeong (최두영)
 Kim Sun-min (김선민)
109 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Release date in South Korea : 2006/03/24

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