August 26, 2004 at 6:30 PM
Korean Cultural Service New York
Ki-duk Kim, Drama, 2003, 95 minutes
Samaria, an abstract drama told in three parts, was the winner of the 2003 Silver Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival for director Ki-duk Kim. The film's plot involves two teenage friends who turn to prostitution as a way to finance a European trip. When one of them dies, the other must try to redeem herself. Famous for making low-budget films, Ki-duk Kim made Samaria for an estimated cost of 500 million won. Here in New York, Ki-duk Kim's Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring was recently screened at the Lincoln Center/MoMA New Directors/New Films Festival to great critical acclaim.
Guest Speaker: Su kil Lee