“Picnic” is attracting attention by revealing a special production history that completed the integration of generations through the collaboration of various artists ranging from music to literature
- By: Nat.O
- 4 weeks ago
The movie “Picnic”, which will be released during the Lunar New Year holiday on February 7, attracts attention by revealing a special production history that completed the integration of generations through the collaboration of various artists ranging from music to literature through one movie.
“Picnic”, which attracted attention even before its release as Lim Young-woong‘s song was inserted into a movie for the first time, is a story about two friends, best friends and in-laws, who travel to their hometown Namhae together for the first time in 60 years and reconnect with memories from when they were 16.
The behind-the-scenes story of how this film included not only Lim Young-woong’s self-composed song “Grains of Sand” but also poet Na Tae-ju’s handwritten title and dedication poem was revealed.
“Picnic” is the first time Lim Young-woong’s song appears in a movie. Lim Young-woong’s second self-composed song, “Grains of Sand”, plays a role in making the audience feel the peak of emotion at the moment when the lyrical lyrics and Lim Young-woong’s own whistle harmonize with the atmosphere of the movie, conveying the restrained emotions of actors Na Moon-hee and Kim Young-ok to the audience.
The director and production team, who happened to hear “Grains of Sand” while finishing editing for “Picnic” to be submitted to the Busan Film Festival, thought that the song and movie went well together, and requested it from Lim Young-woong’s agency.
Accordingly, they readily approved the use of “Picnic” as a sign of respect for the purpose of the work and for the three main actors who are still active even in their 80s.
In the opening title of “Picnic”, the handwriting of poet Na Tae-ju, who is known as the national poet and nicknamed “Poet of Grass Flowers”, appears as the title.
In “Picnic’, Geum-soon, played by actress Kim Young-ok, taught herself how to read and expressed her literary sensibility by writing poetry on the back of a calendar, while poet Na Tae-ju wrote an essay looking back on her life after suffering a serious illness and miraculously recovering.
Actor Kim Young-ok, who served as the audiobook narrator for “It’s Sure to Get Better’, gave all the staff as a gift a copy of this book, published with poet Na Tae-ju, on the last day of filming.
Afterwards, the production team thought that poet Na Tae-ju and the movie “Picnic” were also related, so they asked to meet, and poet Na Tae-ju dedicated a poem called “Sky Window” along with the poem “Picnic”.
In addition, the meaning of picnic is “to take a break by walking outdoors and getting some fresh air,” and interpreted the work from the perspective of our life as a ‘picnic.’
Meanwhile, before they came together for “Picnic”, it was said that Lim Young-woong was impressed by one of poet Na Tae-ju’s poems and completed the lyrics of “Grains of Sand”, and the relationship between actor Kim Young-ok and poet Na Tae-joo, who are known to be big fans of singer Lim Young-woong, This makes their coincidence even more special and is raising expectations as a movie full of sincerity.
The film “Picnic”, which is raising expectations with various stories such as the insertion of Lim Young-woong’s own song and a tribute poem to Na Tae-joo, will be released in theaters nationwide during the Lunar New Year holiday on February 7.