Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 7 PM
(54 Varick Street, NYC)
2011, 117 mins
Series 5: Hidden Gems of Korean Cinema, Part II
For some reason, a lot of really amazing movies never make it out of Korea. Critics go nuts for them, but for one reason or another they never get any love from overseas distributors. The Korean Cultural Service aims to correct that with this series of three amazing movies from 2010 and 2011 that deserve bigger audiences.
The Hollywood Reporter heralds director Yoon Sung-Hyun as one of the best new Korean filmmakers and director Bong Joon-Ho (THE HOST) calls his first movie “astonishing.” Yoon’s award-winning BLEAK NIGHT was the talk of the Rotterdam Film Festival and 2011’s indie break-out film in Korea, and it’s easy to see why. Leaping back and forth through time, the movie follows a grieving father as he tries to solve the mystery of his teenaged son’s suicide. Suffused with sadness, it’s one of the toughest movies about high school friendship ever made.
54 Varick Street, on the corner of Canal Street, one block from the A, C, E and 1 train Canal Street stops.
Price? Free. All seating is first-come, first serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 pm.