Korean Film Screening & Discussion: King and the Clown
Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 6:30 PM
Korean Cultural Service New York
LEE Jun-ik, 119 minutes
King and the Clown is a historical drama about a hidden story of a Joseon Dynasty (1392 - 1910) king and the lives of two clowns, Jang-saeng (KARM Woo-sung) and Gong-gil (LEE Joon-ki). Though the king's clowns are often looked down upon, they live with an underlying joy and dignity brought about by their performances. Based on the play Yi (meaning 'you') written and directed by KIM Tae-woong, King and the Clown did not attract much media attention during the actual shooting of the film. Surprisingly, however, the film attracted more than 12 million viewers in Korean theaters. King and the Clown delights the viewers with interesting plot and thrilling Korean traditional acrobatics.
Guest Speaker Ms. Hyun-Ock Im will briefly introduce the film and lead a discussion after the movie.