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Park Chan-wook Retrospective at MoMI - Friday, March 1 ­ Sunday, March 3

2013/02/19 | Permalink | Source

Park Chan-wook, director, screenwriter, and producer, is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers on the international film festival circuit. To celebrate the release of "Stoker", his major directorial debut in Hollywood, The Korea Society and MoMI co-present a retrospective of his work. The special screening of "Stoker" (starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, and Matthew Goode) will play on February 28 at 7PM at MoMI.

Park Chan-wook, a director, screenwriter, and producer, is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers on the international film circuit. To Celebrate the release of "Stoker", his major directorial debut in Hollywood, The Korea Society and MoMI co present a retrospective of his work. He debuted with 'The Moon is What the Sun Dreams of' in 1992, but he started to gain international recognition from the sensational movie 'JSA - Joint Security Area' in 2000 which The Guardian praised it as "airy, subtle and playful, and showcases the best elements of modern Asian cinema". In addition, the Vengeance trilogy garnered praise from the New York Times, "so much talent on display". But above all "Old Boy" would be the most famous and acclaimed film ever, achieving the Grand Jury Award at Cannes. Director Park is well known for the flamboyant colors and glitzy cinematography throughout his films.

Thursday, February 28 @ 7:00 PM
2013, 98 min. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight. With Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode. The eagerly awaited new film by director Park Chan-wook is an English language thriller rife with the sort of style and atmosphere that makes his other movies nothing short of modern classics of the genre. This special screening, followed by a discussion with Park Chan-wook.

"Old Boy"
Friday, March 1@ 7:00 PM
2003, 120 min. With Choi Min-sik, Kang Hye-jung, Yoo Ji-tae, and Oh Dal-soo. "Old Boy" tells the story of a man who is locked in a room for over decade without knowing the reason, and after released from the cell, he tries to find the answer. Since it won 'Grand Jury' award at Cannes in 2004, it has been selected one of the best movies ever made by numerous prestigious film magazines and critics.

Shorts Program

Saturday, March 2 @ 3:00 PM
"Never Ending Peace and Love"
2003, 28 min. With Lee Ji-hyeon-I, Oh Dal-soo. An illegal foreign worker is subject to peoples' ignorance and indifference.

Cut (from "Three, Monster")
2004, 30 min. With Kang Hye-jung, Lee Byung-hun, Yum Jung-ah. Young and rich, with a beautiful wife, he lacks nothing until an intruder appears in the night.

"Night Fishing"
2011, 33min. With Lee Jung-hyun, Oh Kwang-rok. Winner of the Best Short Film Golden Bear Award at Berlin International Film Festival 2011. Park Chan-wook shot this film with an iPhone 4 with his brother/co director Park Chan-kyong.

"JSA - Joint Security Area"
Saturday, March 2 @ 6:00 PM
2000, 108 min. With Lee Young-ae, Lee Byung-hun, Song Kang-ho. Based on the novel by Park Sang-yeon, "JSA - Joint Security Area" is considered one of the best made films describing the political and military tension between North and South Korea.

"Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance"
Saturday, March 3 @ 3:00 PM
2002, 121 min, with Song Kang-ho, Shin Ha-kyun, Bae Doona. Desperate to pay for his sister's kidney operation. Ryu kidnaps his wealthy boss' daughter. The kidnapping goes away, Ryu and his girlfriend struggle to run away from a father bent on vengeance.

"Sympathy for Lady Vengeance"
Sunday, March 3 @ 6:00 PM
2005, 112 min. With Lee Young-ae, Choi Min-sik. Geum ja is imprisoned for thirteen years for allegedly murdering a six year old boy. In prison, she wins over hell cell mates' sympathies. When she's released, she begins a meticulous plan for vengeance.

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Schedule March 1 3
Friday, March 1
"Old Boy", 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 2
Park Chan-wook Shorts Program, 3:00 PM "JSA - Joint Security Area", 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 3
"Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance", 3:00 PM "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance", 6:00 PM

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