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Art and Culture1 Updated: 2012-08-01 12:00:00 KST

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It's Wednesday and it's celebrity news time with our Michelle Kim. She has the latest stories from Hollywood and beyond, so let's get right to business.

Hello Michelle

[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young

So what do you have for us today[Reporter : ] Well, before we go on to talking about the latest Hollywood gossip, I'd like to tell you about a special event in London tomorrow. Korea's oldest surviving film, "Crossroads of Youth," will be showing for one day only. It is a rare opportunity that film fans will not want to miss.


Lucky cinema fans in London will have a rare chance to see Korea's oldest surviving film, "Crossroads of Youth," on Thursday.

The film tells the story of Yong-bok, who marries a woman named Bong-sun and works hard for seven years to provide for his family, only to see her leave him for another man.
Reeling from the shock of her departure, he leaves his rural hometown and moves to Seoul in search of more opportunities. There, he meets another woman, Kye-soon, who has a difficult life supporting her ill father and younger sister.
As things start to look better for Yong-bok, his mother passes away and his sister arrives in Seoul to find him.
But things go horribly wrong for her when she is assaulted by a man named Kye-chul, who also assaults Yong-bok's new love Kye-soon, prompting Yong-bok to seek revenge.

This film on love and revenge from 1934 shows the prevailing social norms for issues such as family loyalty, marriage and gender roles, and gives viewers a glimpse of the country's shift from a rural society into an urban one.
"Crossroads of Youth" screens on August 2nd at the South Bank Centre British Film Institute.
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