Yonghi YANG ヤンヨンヒ(梁英姫)

Soup And Ideology

Nippon Docs   ¾ 

Filmmaker Yonghi YANG grew up in Japan as a second-generation Korean whose parents never lost their sympathy for the communist regime in North Korea. Since 2005, YANG has been examining her family’s history in her documentary films, this time focusing on her mother, who is starting to lose her memories about war times and emigration due to Alzheimer’s.


Thu., June 08, 2023, 14:30

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NAXOS Cinema


German premiere

Original with English subtitles

NOT approved for persons under 18 years

Documentary Family Politics

Supu to ideorogi

Japan, South Korea 2021

118 minutes

Yonghi YANG

Takanobu KATO

Young Wuk CHO

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About Yonghi YANG

Yonghi YANG was born in Osaka in 1964 as a second-generation Korean. She studied Korean literature at Korea University in Tokyo and media studies in New York. She has worked as a teacher, actress, radio host and foreign correspondent for TV. Having made documentary films since 1995, she gave her fictional film directing debut in 2012 with OUR HOMELAND (NC ’12). Her films have been screened and awarded at many international film festivals. After the documentaries DEAR PYONGYANG (2005 / NC ’06) and SONA, THE OTHER MYSELF (2009 / NC ’10), SOUP AND IDEOLOGY (2021 / NC ’23) is the final part of a trilogy about her family’s Korean heritage.