Yonghi YANG ヤンヨンヒ(梁英姫)

Sona, The Other Myself

Nippon Digital   ½ 

YANG’s very personal film deals with her efforts to stay in touch with the North Korean part of her family, focusing primarily on her young niece Sona.

Japan, South Korea 2009

82 minutes

Director
Yonghi YANG

Cinematography
Yonghi YANG

Production
ZIO Entertainment

World sales
ZIO Entertainment

About Yonghi YANG
ヤンヨンヒ(梁英姫)

Yonghi YANG was born in Osaka in 1964 as a second-generation Korean. She studied Korean literature at Korea University in Tokyo and media studies in New York. She has worked as a teacher, actress, radio host and foreign correspondent for TV. Having made documentary films since 1995, she gave her fictional film directing debut in 2012 with OUR HOMELAND (NC ’12). Her films have been screened and awarded at many international film festivals. After the documentaries DEAR PYONGYANG (2005 / NC ’06) and SONA, THE OTHER MYSELF (2009 / NC ’10), SOUP AND IDEOLOGY (2021 / NC ’23) is the final part of a trilogy about her family’s Korean heritage.

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