The Book of Fish Jasan-eobo
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.
Screenings & Events
In-person post-screening discussion with Professor Ji-Yeon Yuh, Northwestern University.
Post-screening discussion presented by: