Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 7 PM
(54 Varick Street, NYC)
Yang Ik-june, Drama, Grade 18, 2009, 130 minutes
After witnessing the deaths of his mother and sister during childhood, Sang-hoon grew up along with violence. To punish his father for destorying the family, Sang-hoon visits his father regularly with rampage. One day, he meets a teenage girl, Yon-hi. As encounter piles up, Sanghoon and Yonhi find themselves in each other. But their link started long time ago. Out of blind, Sang-hoon, Yon-hi, and others among them reach out for more relationships.
Winner of several awards at Rotterdam and winner of "Best Debut Feature” at the New York Asian Film Festival, Breathless is uncompromising, two-fisted, DIY filmmaking at its heartbreaking best. Written, produced, directed and starring YANG Ik-June (who mortgaged his house to finance the film) this movie is about a shiftless, violent thug drifting through life and the emotional turns that follow when he runs into a schoolgirl, Yeon-Hee, who gives as good as she gets. Together, these two battered souls form an unlikely alliance against the world. Lauded by the New York Times as one of this year’s real finds, Breathless will hurt you in all the right ways.
Screening with Director Q&A
Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street, NYC, Tel: 212-941-2001)