Land of My Father


Digital Screening Room Mon, May 4, 2020
Digital Screening Room Fri, May 15, 2020
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Festival Programs:Asian Frontiers
Minnesota Made
Asian Interest
Minnesota Made
Release Year:2019
Runtime:75 min
South Korea
Website:Official Website
Director:Matthew Koshmrl
Executive Producer:Park Chong Man
Scott McLaughlin
Steven Pearce
Kwon Huiho
Stan Wong
Jeffrey Brown
Producer:Christina Sun Kim
Matthew Koshmrl
Ga Young Lee
Cinematographer:Juan Pablo González
Matthew Koshmrl
Editor:Christina Sun Kim
Composer:Jina Hyojinn An


Available to Watch May 15 at 11:00 AM - May 23 11:59 PM | Access to MSPIFF39 Redefined is geo-restricted to viewers in Minnesota and a MN billing address is required to purchase a ticket.

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Byeong-man, a farmer whose father was enslaved during Japan's occupation of Korea, protests the Japanese government's claim over the disputed island territory of Dokdo. Kyeong Sook, a woman who lived on Dokdo with her father, struggles to keep his legacy alive after the Korean government mysteriously erased their history.

Set in the unresolved trauma of the Japanese occupation of Korea, Land of My Father is a story about two lives that are intertwined with a remote disputed island.

Director Biography

Matthew Koshmrl

Born and raised in Minnesota, Matthew Koshmrl is a filmmaker and cinematographer now headquartered in Chisholm, MN.. He is the recipient of the Congressional Antarctic Service Medal for filming a paleontological expedition commissioned by the National Science Foundation. He is a faculty member at St. Edward’s University, Austin Community College, and the Austin School of Film.