December 22, 2004 at 6:30 PM
Korean Cultural Service New York
Lim Kwon Taek, Action, 2004, 106 minutes
Presented at the 2004 Venice Film Festival and the recent Korean Film Festival at Lincoln Center, Low Life (Haru Insaeng) is an action film about a man who transforms himself by necessity during the tumultuous years of the 1950s, '60s and '70s in Korea. Low Life was acclaimed in Korea for its attention to historical detail and recreation of authentic sets and historical events. Director Kwon-taek Im was recently the subject of a major retrospective, co-presented by the Korean Cultural Service in New York, at the Museum of Modern Art.
Film professional Hyun-ock Im will give a brief introduction to the film.