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The New York Korean Film Festival 2010, featuring the best of contemporary Korean cinema

2010/09/21 | 2281 views | Permalink | Source

The 2010 Festival features eight films in a collaborative effort with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Rose Cinema.

To kick off this year's New York Korean Film Festival, Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today, the Korea Society will be hosting an opening reception on Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 5-7:30PM. The evening's celebration will include remarks by acclaimed directors and special guests Boo Ji-young ("Sisters on the Road") and Im Sang-soo ("The Housemaid - 2010"). A jazz interpretation of Korean folk music will be performed, and instrumentals from the original soundtracks of Korean cinema will be played throughout the evening. Traditional Korean finger foods and rice wine (makgeolli) will serve as light refreshments.
The reception will be held at the Korea Society, located at 950 Third Avenue 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Doors open at 5:00PM. This event is free and open to the public.

For the festival schedule and ticketing information, please visit http://koreanfilmfestival.org/. Please contact Yuni Cho at 212-759-7525 ext. 323 or at yuni.ny@koreasociety.org with any questions or concerns.

Featured Films:

"The Housemaid - 2010" (하녀)
2010. 106 min
Director: Im Sang-soo
Casting: Jeon Do-yeon, Lee Jung-jae, Seo Woo, Youn Yuh-jung.

"Good Morning President" (굿모닝 프레지던트)
2009. 132 min
Director: Jang Jin
Casting: Lee Soon-jae, Jang Dong-gun, Go Doo-shim, Im Ha-ryong.

"A Frozen Flower" (쌍화점)
2008. 133 min
Director: Yoo Ha.
Casting: Jo In-sung, Joo Jin-mo, Song Ji-hyo.

"JEON WOO CHI : The Taoist Wizard" (전우치)
2009. 135 min
Director: Choi Dong-hoon.
Casting: Gang Dong-won, Kim Yun-seok, Im Soo-jung, Yoo Hae-jin.

"Sisters on the Road" (지금, 이대로가 좋아요)
2008. 91 min
Director: Boo Ji-young.
Casting: Gong Hyo-jin, Shin Min-ah.

"Eighteen" (회오리 바람)
2010. 95 min
Director: Jang Kun-jae.
Casting: Seo Jun-young, Lee Min-ji-II.

"Bestseller" (베스트셀러)
2010. 117 min
Director: Lee Jeong-ho.
Casting: Um Jung-hwa.

"Land of Scarecrows" (허수아비들의 땅)
2008. 90 min
Director: Noh Kyeong-tae.
Casting: Kim Sun-young, Phuong Thi Bich, Jun Du-won.

All films are presented in Korean with English subtitles.

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