Chunhyang is a 2000 South Korean romantic drama film directed by Im Kwon-taek. This critically acclaimed film retells one of Korea's most beloved folk tales. Set in the 18th century, the film portrays the forbidden love between Chunhyang, the daughter of a courtesan, and Mongryong, the son of a provincial governor. When Mongryong is compelled to leave for his studies, their secret marriage is discovered, leading Chunhyang to face harsh punishment. The story is presented through Pansori, a traditional Korean style of narrative song, which adds a unique lyrical quality to the storytelling. Im Kwon-taek's adaptation captures the timeless themes of love and social class.
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