Night Song

Feature Film

  • Date: Saturday – 17th March 2018
  • Time: 9:10 pm
  • Venue: Uganda Museum Gardens


Film director hopeful Seungwoo takes off for Samnye to write his film scenario which he has been struggling on. He quickly befriends Heein whom he meets in Samnye. In a strange time and space, Heein’s form becomes both a source of inspiration and enormous chaos for Seungwoo.

Note Of Intention

Samnye attempts to reveal reality through a remote space which embodies the spirit of Korea’s past but which no one remembers. Through the portrayal of a space which has lost all hope, Samnye represents the female protagonist Heein’s lack of a future and the pain of her past. The diverse layers of temporality in this film are not just about the suffering or hope of an individual but extends to the agony of our times. Samnye tries to address the political situation and reality of modern and present day Korea through the memories and spacial images of the town. It is a story about repressed memories and the fragile hope of escaping from them.

  • Director: Hyun-jung Lee
  • Run time: 94 mins
  • Language: Korean
  • Subtitles: English
  • Country: South Korea

Nigh Song still

Nigh Song still

Nigh Song still

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The Amakula International Film Festival is presented by Bayimba Cultural Foundation in partnership with The DOEN Foundation, Africalia, Kampala Film School and the Uganda Museum.