Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 7 PM
(54 Varick Street, NYC)
Ki-Hoon Chung, Drama, 110 minutes
A massive word-of-mouth hit in Korea, GOODBYE MOM is a brawling, bawling, no-holds-barred depiction of the most complicated relationship in the world: mother and daughter. Ae-Ja (Choi Kang-Hee) was a high school golden child, an ace writer who had everyone convinced she was going to be the Korean Tolstoy. Jump forward 10 years, and she’s a 29-year-old with a mountain of debt, no career and only a single writing prize from a local paper to her name. Hounding her to get married and grow up is her mom (Kim Young-Ae), with whom she has the kind of relationship a boxer has with his opponent: they’re going to keep duking it out in the ring until one of them goes down. Meticulously observed, made without any flash, this is a showcase for these two actresses to strut their stuff, and Kim Young-Ae, coming out of a three-year retirement, owns the screen as a mom who’s going out, but who’s determined not to go quietly. You don’t want to miss the movie that everyone’s been talking about in Korea.
Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street, NYC)
1, A, C, E trains to Canal St.
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