Today, I would like to share a new movie with you which has caught my attention, "Dorihwaga (The Sound of a Flower)."
This much anticipated film stars Bae Suzy, a member of the girl group Miss A, and an icon of first love for her successful role in "Architecture 101." It also stars Ryu Seung-ryong, an experienced actor who has appeared in many epic historical dramas, including "'Masquerade" and "The Admiral: Roaring Currents."
"Dorihwaga" weaves Pansori, a type of traditional Korean music, into it's plot, and narrates a true historical story.
Set in the year 1867, the story takes place in a Korea when women were forbidden from performing Pansori. The movie narrates the story of the first female Pansori performer Chae-Sun and her teacher, Pansori master Shin Jae-Hyo.
Dorihwaga means "a song for peach blossom and plum blossom." It describes the beautiful scenery in spring and reminds one of a young, innocent, and beautiful Chae-Sun. The name of the song was given to Chae-Sun by Shin Jae-hyo, a gesture of his affection to her. Historical records seem to reaffirm the suggestion that there was a romantic feeling between Chae-sun and Shin Jae-hyo.
Dorihwaga is also known for its visually stunning cinematography! Like a series of water and ink paintings, the movie was filmed at various scenic locations in Korea, including Jeolla, Chungcheong, and Gyeongsang. The cast all had a great time filming in such picturesque surroundings!
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