ChungMuRo Express: Woman Is the Future of Man (Yeo-ja-nun Nam-ja-yue Mi-rae-da)
Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 6:30 PM
(239 E. 59th St., NYC)
Hong Sang-soo, 87 minutes
Classic Korean Cinema presents Woman Is the Future of Man (Yeo-ja-nun Nam-ja-yue Mi-rae-da)
A sense of loss permeates the wonderfully titled South Korean film "Woman Is the Future of Man," where memory, desire and raw self-interest clash against one another with startling poignancy. A story about two men and the woman they separately possessed and then each abandoned, the film was directed by Hong Sang-soo, one of the most exciting and authentically individual filmmakers to emerge on the world stage recently. Wreathed in a profound melancholy, Mr. Hong's films lyrically explore the limits of subjectivity, both its pathos and its dangers, often through different viewpoints that don't so much cancel one another out as add another tile to the mosaic of existence. - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
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.
Free Admission: RSVP at 212-759-9550
ImaginAsian Theatre (239 E. 59th St., New York, NY, Tel: 212-371-6682)