Chihwaseon (Painted Fire) (2002)
Acclaimed South Korean director Im Kwon-Taek's lush historical drama traces the life of 19th-century Korean painter Jang Seung-Ub, who is saved from an impoverished childhood by a wealthy patron. As the renowned artist known as Ohwon, Jang's passion for his art is matched by his wild temper and love of wine and women, all of which lead to his later fall from grace. Choi Min-Sik, Ahn Sung-Ki star. 116 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Korean stereo; Subtitles: English; photo gallery; theatrical trailer. In Korean with English subtitles.