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Theater looking for independent niche among Korean and foreign film buffs

2007/05/03 | 480 views | Permalink | Source

Miro Space is a theater built and run by the film company Mirovision. For the past ten years, the company says it has been dedicated to bringing independent Korean and foreign films to Seoul audiences. In May, it will be showing the feature film debuts of two Korean directors. Both films will have English subtitles.

First up is Kim Tae-sik's "Driving With My Wife's Lover", which opens on May 3. The film is about a man named Tae-han (Park Kwang-jeong), who believes his wife is having an affair with a taxi driver (Jung Bo-suk). In this combination road trip/drama, Tae-han hires his wife Eun-su (Kim Sang-mi)'s lover to drive him from Seoul to the east coast, all the while steering his wife and the unsuspecting cabbie into a trap.

Lee Seong-gang's "Texture of Skin" (Sal-gyul) is set to begin its run at Miro Space on May 10. In his first feature-length film, the prize-winning director for short and animated films tells the story of photographer Min-woo (Kim Yoon-tae), who begins an affair with his now-married ex-lover Jae-hee (Kim Joo-ryeong). After he witnesses a hit-and-run accident and watches the victim die in his arms, Min-woo comes to sense the presence of a woman's spirit in his mind.

Miro Space is an intimate 120-seat theater with state-of-the-art equipment. It is inside the Garden Place Building, across from the giant "hammering man" statue in front of the Hungkuk Insurance Building. From Gwanghwamun Station, Line 5, take Exit No. 7 and walk toward the Seoul Museum of History.

For more information about the theater and show times, visit Open the link (Site has limited English, but is easy to navigate). A spokesperson for Miro said the theater is striving to get English subtitles for all future shows.

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