In 1945, Korea once more became an independent nation. Hurrah! For Freedom, the first film made after Japan’s defeat, charts the life and death battle that Korean freedom fighters faced under Japanese occupation.
Directed by Choi In-gyu who had previously made colonial propaganda films, Hurrah! For Freedom shows the complex personal and artistic decisions people had to make under colonial occupation.
Part of the film season ‘Early Korean Cinema: Lost Films from the Japanese Colonial Period’, in association with the Korean Cultural Centre UK and Korean Film Archive, with thanks to the Independent Cinema Office.