ChungMuRo Express: The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well

Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 6:30 PM

ImaginAsian Theatre
(239 East 59th St., NYC)

Hong Sang-soo, 115 minutes

Classic Korean Cinema presents The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well


Hong Sang-soo's debut film was a critical success. The Day a Pig Fell into the Well won awards at the Rotterdam and Vancouver film festivals and provided audiences with a glimpse of what to anticipate from South Korea's New Wave. PIG's four narratives connect four people: Hyo-sub, a writer struggling with society, and even more with himself; Min-jae, a "jane-of-all-trades" obsessed with Hyo-sub; Po-kyung, a married woman having an affair with Hyo-sub, and Dong-woo, Po-kyung's lonely husband.  This film presents the beginnings of Hong's consistent theme: individuals desperately longing for connection, yet impotent to fully embrace the intimacy they desire. The festival premiered this film for the Bay Area in 1997, and now brings it back for another chance to check out the first film from one of world cinema's most important auteur.     
-Adam Hartzell

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.

ImaginAsian Theatre
(239 East 59th St., NYC, Tel: 212-371-6682)
Free Admission: RSVP at 212-759-9550

Miro Yoon