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The Book of Fish Jasan-eobo

  Joon-ik Lee

  South Korea      2021    


1801. When a new king ascends the throne, scholar Jeong Yak-Jeon is exiled to a remote island for incorporating Christianity into his Confucian teachings. There, he becomes fascinated with the awesome variety of sea creatures caught by the island’s fishermen and, with one local’s help, authors an encyclopedia of the underwater world. Based on Jeong’s life and Book of Fish, the film is a sweeping account of 19th century Korea and a tender portrait of an unlikely friendship.

 Korean with subtitles 
  126 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Wed, Aug 10 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting July 25 or available at the door (subject to availability). Walk-up tickets will be available at the door starting 15 minutes before the start of the screening if open seating remains. 

Post-Screening Discussion

In-person post-screening discussion with Professor Ji-Yeon Yuh, Northwestern University.

Post-screening discussion presented by: Logo: Citi 161x100



Film Partner

Logo: Korean Consulate General in Chicago