With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, January 30, 2009

ACF 212: Korean Film Series continues at MoMA

The series Korean Films Made During Japanese Occupation continues at MoMA tonight with two programs. The series is a joint presentation of The Korea Society and The Museum of Modern Art.

Angels on the Street
Directed by Choi In-Kyu
Korea, 1941, 73 min.

Angels on the Street will be shown at 6;00 PM. It's the story of a man struggling to set up an orphanage for the city's street children. The film is notably realistic in its depiction of the gritty povery of Seoul at the time.

Sweet Dream
Directed by Yang Ju-Nam
Korea, 1936, 46 min.

The second program begins at 8;00 PM with Sweet Dream, Korean cinema's first talkie. It nearly left audiences speechless with its scandalous melodrama about a wife who abandons her family to live with another man.

Military Train
Directed by Seo Kwang-Jae
Korea, 1938, 66 min.

Military Train is the story of a man whose sister is forced into prostitution. He works on a Japanese military train and is faced with choosing between his duty to his family and his obligations to Japanese authorities. It will be shown after Sweet Dream.

Further information about the series and admission terms are available at moma.org and at koreasociety.org.

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