Korean Movie Nights presents BEASTIE BOYS (North American Premiere)
Directed by YUN Jong-Bin
Running time: 123 minutes
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Tribeca Cinemas Theatre (54 Varick St., NYC)
** Free Admission (First-Come, First Served)
Series IV: An Actress on the Edge: FROM OLDBOY TO BEASTIE BOYS
Nearly a decade ago, Yoon Jin-Seo exploded onto the world of cinema with her star-making role in Park Chan-wook’s blockbuster OLDBOY. The stunning 29-year-old young actress has been a staple of the Korean film industry ever since and from the supernatural horrors of Ki-hwan Oh’s Voices to the laugh-packed Good Day for an Affair, this petite powerhouse has the world’s attention and shows no signs of slowing down. After ten short years, her résumé now tallies more than a dozen of Korea’s biggest features, so it’s no surprise that the Korean Cultural Service – in association with The New York Asian Film Festival – is immensely proud to present two of this talented, boundary-pushing young actress’ most powerful new films… with Ms. Jin-Seo herself in attendance!
An involving yet unsentimental look at the Korean “host” industry, Beastie Boys is a strong character drama with superb performances, direction, and pace. Seoul’s dazzling nightlife is speculated as YOON Jong-Bin depicts the world of male hosts and the complications that arise from their work. Placing an emphasis on reality, YOON Jong-Bin shoots the entire film as a documentary, removing story-audience intimacy and relying on character development. Director YOON does not hesitate to deglamorize the film’s subjects and with charming and despicable performances from YOON Jin-Seo, YOON Kye-Sang, and Ha Jeong-Woo, he reveals the darker sides of Seoul’s nightlife.
The film is in Korean with English subtitles. For more information please contact at (212) 759-9550 or visit www.koreanculture.org.
* The next film screening with new series: A Few Wild Men: Courtrooms in Action, THE CLIENT (2011, North American Premiere) will be on Tuesday, August 14th, at 7pm. All seating is first-come, first served. Doors open at 6:30pm.
The once-affluent Seung-Woo (pop superstar Yoon Kye-Sang) is now relegated to serving female customers at a host bar - a late-night job that dangerously flirts with male prostitution. When his encounters with the lovely Ji-Won (Yoon Jin-Seo) turn into more than just a customer-host relationship, the realities of his job quickly rear their ugly head. Meanwhile, his drunk, gambling-obsessed boss Jae-Hyeon (The Chaser’s Ha Jung-Woo) is causing his own complications and, when every problem suddenly collides – Seung-Woo discovers it’s going to take more than just street smarts for him to come out this job unscathed.