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Wedding Dress (2010 Korean Film) A Poignant Drama About A Mother's Love


Just how far a mother's love can go for her child? And how can a child even recognize the dimension of the mother's unconditional love? 

Of all the types of love, it is always the love between a mother and a child that is the strongest. And because today is Mother's Day, let's all talk about this unconditional love of a mother for her child through the poignant Korean film, "Wedding Dress".

Wedding Dress film was shown in theaters in 2010, details about this movie seem to fade in my mind but what's still clear to me is the amount of tears I shed while watching this film 😊

This is one of the most poignant films about the love of a mother for her daughter.

Plot Summary:

Go-eun (played by Song Yoon-ah) is a wedding dress designer and a single mom. She has an only child, So-ra (played by Hyang-gi). 

Go-eun, who raises her daughter alone, is seldom home working hard in a dress boutique, so her daughter spends time with her aunt, Ji-Hye (Jeon Mi-seon who committed suicide in 2019).

However, one day she suddenly spent more time with So-ra making up for the lost time. She wants to do everything she can for her daughter even though her failing health is slowly crashing her energy.

She knows her time with her daughter is numbered so she designs a beautiful wedding dress for her daughter. She is aware that when she grows up and marries, she is no longer there.

As her conditions worsen, So-ra discovers her mother's terminal illness and tries to fulfill all her mother's wishes in secret. She also tries to change some of her bad habits.

Slowly, their mother-and-child relationship grows stronger. But they are both aware they don't have much time left and one day, So-ra has to go through life alone.

Our Thoughts about this film

This is a heart-wrenching story. A mother-and-child drama is always heart-wrenching that's a fact. And I remember crying the whole time watching this film. 

It was 2010 so the cinematic style in Korean film is not as glossy as today, but you will appreciate its melodramatic style.

The manner of storytelling is simple but the scenes can still reduce someone in tears. The emotional arc at times is somewhat stoic and suppressed, but you will understand its tone as the scenes progress. 

It's a good film to watch this Mother's Day, you will appreciate the presence of your mom and treasure the special moments you have spent with your mother. 

Wedding Dress is a narrative about a mother and a child. And the pain a mother had to go through, knowing how much time she left and her daughter is still a baby.

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