Scarlet Innocence (New York Premiere)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 6:30PM

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

YIM Pil-sung,
2014, 112 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.


New York Premiere
Scarlet Innocence
(마담 뺑덕 Ma-dam Ppaeng-deok)

Directed by YIM Pil-sung
Starring: JUNG Woo-sung, LEE Som
2014 | South Korea | 112 min | DCP | In Korean with English subtitles
Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 6:30 PM

This startling romantic thriller soaked in lust and revenge is the latest offering from YIM Pil-sung, director of the 2007 horror Hansel and Gretel. Heartthrob JUNG Woo-sung (Cold Eyes and The Good, The Bad, The Weird) and emerging star LEE Som set the screen on fire in a cautionary tale of desire and punishment. College professor Hak-kyu (JUNG Woo-sung) abandons his young student lover Deokee (LEE Som) after a torrid affair. Eight years later, as he is losing his eyesight, the professor befriends a young neighbor who turns out to be Deokee, who has returned and is hell-bent on revenge. “Sporting a pair of terrific turns from Jung Woo-sung and LEE Som in a story that stealthily sidles through genres, Scarlet Innocence is a stylish neo film noir with a distinct Korean flavor” – Toronto International Film Festival


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