ChungMuRo Express: M
Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 6:30 PM
Anthology Film Archives
(Second St. and 2nd Ave., NYC)
Classic Korean Cinema presents M
"This hallucinatory romance is the closest you're ever going to come to dreaming with your eyes open. Min-Woo is a novelist who has spent his career writing trendy bestsellers, but he's finally taken one advance too many: the deadline for the new book was yesterday and he hasn't written a word. He has also just moved in with Eun-Hye, whose protective father has bought them an apartment. To top it all off he can't sleep, he's prone to sudden rages, and he seems to be on the verge of a full-blown nervous breakdown. Enter his high-school sweetheart Mimi, a ghost from his past who may also literally be a ghost." -Subway Cinema
A prominent up-and-coming author Min-woo(Gang Dong-won) readies his new much anticipated follow-up novel while suffering from frequent nightmares and hallucinations. This unexplainable condition affects both his personal and professional life. Soon he can’t differentiate reality from fantasy and continues to have feelings of being chased. His own paranoia leads him to a café in a dark, unassuming alley and encounters a charming young woman named Mimi(Lee Yeon-hee). Min-woo starts to wonder how he and this girl in front of him are connected and traces long-forgotten memories of his first love.
This film is presented in Korean with English subtitles.
Film Curator Ms. Hyun-Ock Im will give an introductory remark of the program and lead a discussion after the screening.
Anthology Film Archives (Second St. and 2nd Ave., NYC, Tel: 212-505-5181)
Free Admission: RSVP at 212-759-9550