The Korean Wedding Chest

Die koreanische Hochzeitstruhe
Ulrike Ottinger
2008 • Alemanha • 82’

Love locks, photo shoots, choosing a bridal gown, visits to beauty shops: these wedding customs are similar in many parts of the world. Korean society has some surprises: first of all, a sophisticated wedding chest full of wonders; shamans licensed by the state; an elaborate system of rituals. By contrasting tradition and modernity, Ottinger created an exquisite documentary fairy tale, punctuated by the narration of two giant ancient ginseng roots, husband and wife, becoming human to see “what’s new in the old and old in the new”.

22 Oct / 11:00 / 114’
São Jorge – Sala 3
Retrospectiva Ulrike Ottinger