Marriage Blue (East Coast Premiere)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 6:30PM

Asia Society
(725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, NYC)

HONG Ji-young,
2013, 118 min.


KOREAN CULTURAL SERVICE NY and ASIA SOCIETY
announce
Korean Movie Night New York’s
Summer Edition

Screenings at
Asia Society
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street
New York City
Free Admission


The Korean Cultural Service and Asia Society are proud to co-present the third series of Korean Movie Night New York (KMN), which will run from Tuesday, June 16 to August 25, 2015 at Asia Society’s Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium. Free admission for all screenings. 

Summer is the time for popcorn fueled blockbuster entertainment, so our Summer Edition presents an assortment of Korea’s recent box office champs, including rom-coms My Love My Bride (remake of LEE Myung-se's 1990 classic film of the same name) and Marriage Blue, nostalgic music drama C'est Si Bon, stylish romantic thriller Scarlet Innocence from director YIM Pil-sung (Hansel and Gretel), comedy-drama Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, directed by and starring Korea's top star HA jung-woo, and Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island, a sequel to the popular 2011 period-action-comedy Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow, featuring new adventures of a bumbling detective in the 18th century Korea. 

Korean Movie Night New York is an ongoing, approximately twice-a-month film program that introduces the full spectrum of contemporary and classic Korean cinema to New York audiences, from popular blockbusters, independent films, and documentaries to animation and family movies. The series is co-presented by Korean Cultural Service NY and Asia Society. 

For information on the series, visit www.koreanculture.org or www.asiasociety.org/korean-movie-night or Facebook.com/KoreanMovieNY. All screenings take place at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York City. All events are free admission, first come, first served. For information, call 212-517-2742. 

For stills, please contact Elaine Merguerian at 212-327-9313 / elainem@asiasociety.org or Jean Jo (212) 759-9550 (ext. 207) / jjo@Koreanculture.org.


East Coast Premiere
Marriage Blue
(결혼전야 Gye-ron-jeon-ya)

Directed by HONG Ji-young
Starring: KIM Kang-woo, KIM Hyo-jin, LEE Yeon-hee, OK Taec Yeon, MA Dong-suk, KO Joon-hee, JU Ji-hoon
2013 | South Korea | 118 min | DCP | In Korean with English subtitles
Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 6:30 PM

This ensemble romantic comedy follows four couples as they all get cold feet in the run-up to their weddings. A minor-league baseball team coach, Tae-kyu (KIM Kang-woo), is set to marry his girlfriend Joo-young (KIM Hyo-jin), a successful urologist. When he finds out that she is a divorcee, he starts to feel jealous of her ex-husband. Florist Gun-ho (MA Dong-seok) is about to marry Uzbek beauty Vika (Guzal Tursunova) but after a bout of impotency, he begins to suspect that Vika is using him for Korean citizenship. Dae-bok (LEE Hee-joon) proposes to Yi-ra (KOH Joon-hee) when she reveals she is pregnant but they keep arguing during the planning of the wedding. So-mi (LEE Yeon-hee) and Won-cheol (OK Taec -yeon) have been engaged for 7 years but So-mi feels dissatisfied and runs off to Jeju Island for an unexpected adventure. Will any of these couples make it down the aisle and live happily ever after? 

 


About Korean Movie Night New York
Korean Movie Night New York (KMN) is a continuing series of bi-weekly film screenings that introduces the full spectrum of both contemporary and classic Korean cinema to New York audiences, from popular blockbusters, independent films, and documentaries, to animation and family movies. Every year, the KMN program consists of 6 thematic series. KMN was launched in 2010 as a successor to Korean Cine Forum, an earlier film screening series that was organized by the Korean Cultural Service in 1996. Keep up with the latest news at: www.Facebook.com/KoreanMovieNY

Korean Cultural Service NY
Inaugurated in 1979, the Korean Cultural Service New York (KCSNY) is a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea. Under the authority of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York, KCSNY works to promote cultural arts exchange and stimulate interest in Korean culture through various opportunities. KCSNY provides diverse activities including exhibitions, concerts, film festivals, and educational programs. KCSNY is located at 460 Park Avenue (at 57th Street), New York City. www.koreanculture.org

Asia Society
Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational institution. Through exhibitions and public programs, Asia Society provides a forum for the issues and viewpoints reflected in both traditional and contemporary Asian art, and in Asia today. Asia Society is located at 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City. www.AsiaSociety.org

Miro Yoon