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Art and Culture1 Updated: 2012-04-19 12:00:00 KST

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It's Thursday and I'm sure everyone is ALREADY waiting for the weekend to come, to get some sleep, rest, and also go out and check out the art and culture scene. Our Michelle Kim brings us the latest updates on the art and culture news.
Hello Michelle

[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young

So what do you have for us today[Reporter : ] To start us off I have three independent films that portray the lives of three different people. These three films offer a message about life to the viewers as well. Take a look.

Documentaries featuring real life figures are making a hit in theaters as soon as they are released.

The film, 'Planet of Snails' tells a story about the love and interactions between a deaf-blind husband and his wife with a spinal disability.

[Interview : Jeon Hye-Kyung, viewer] "The movies that come out these days are mostly very violent, so this subtle love story is particulary enjoyable and I spent some amusing timethinking about the movie."

The Talking Architect portrays the last year before his death of architect Chung Gi-Yong and his consideration for the environment and people with his work.

All of these Independent movies both reached the 10,000 viewer mark and have also reached the top ten in the number of viewers watched per day.

Along with these two movies, another documentary is taking the theaters by storm as well. The film, "Mother" is about the life of Lee So-Seon, who is the mother of Jeon Tae-il, a young worker who fought and sacrificed his life to improve labor conditions in Korea in the 1970s.

This film has been gaining popularity through words of mouth, resulting in many of the viewers re-visiting the theaters to watch it again and also prompting group viewings.

[인터뷰:김화범, '어머니' 프로듀서]
[Interview : Kim Hwa-beom, Director] "The livers of the main character in each of the films are the messages of life and the audience relates them easily to their lives because they are able to share the good and bad of life."

Unlike films dealing with fictional characters, these movies portraying the lives and views of real-life figures convey a stronger message of the meaning of life.
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