Please join us in watching “The Classic” at the Princeton Public Library on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at 4:30PM. Admission will be free for those attending! Please RSVP as soon as possible.
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton Township, New Jersey 08542
“The Classic” is a 2003 South Korean melodrama / romance film directed by Kwak Jae-yong. The film tells the parallel love stories of a mother and daughter. The story of the mother is told partially in flashbacks. Several of the school scenes were filmed at various universities in Korea. Notably, the library was in Kyung Hee University. There are many parallels between the flashback and present day stories. In the flashbacks, Joon Ha writes letters in the name of his friend Tae-soo to their mutual love interest. In the present day, Ji-hye writes letters in the name of her friend to their mutual love interest. In the flashbacks, Joo-hee has an annoying female friend that Joon-ha is initially set up with. In the present day, Ji-hye also has an annoying friend that interferes with her relationship. Also, Joo-hee and Ji-hye both receive the same poem from the people they love: “When the sun shines…”.
The Classic was nominated at the Hong Kong Film Awards in the category Best Asian Film in 2004.
Son Ye-jin received several awards for her performance in the film:
2003 40th Daejong sang Awards: Best New Actress (The Classic)
2003 39th PaekSang Arts Awards: Best New Actress (The Classic)
2003 24th Blue Dragon Film Awards – Most Favourite Star (The Classic, Crazy First Love)
2004 9th Moscow International Love Movie Awards: Best Couple (The Classic)