With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Sunday, July 18, 2010

ACF 635: Free screening of GIRL BY GIRL on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

GIRL BY GIRL
South Korea, 2007, 80 minutes
New York Premiere
Showtime: Tuesday, July 27 @ 7pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Seating is first come, first served

Korean Cultural Services' Korean Movie Night's next free screening is Girl By Girl.

Where: Tribeca Cinema, 54 Varick Street, on the corner of Canal Street, near the Canal Street stops of the A, C and #1 subways lines

Description: Starting life as a student film made for cable TV, GIRL BY GIRL (SONYEO X SONYEO) became a popular hit thanks to its ferociously committed lead performance by Kwak Ji-Min, the star of Kim Ki-Duk’s SAMARITAN GIRL (a terrific film, by the way, says Dr. G) and one of the actors in the bawdy, over-the-top DASEPO NAUGHTY GIRLS. In GIRL BY GIRL Kwak plays a troublemaking high school student out for a good time and nothing more. When she and a model student both fall for the same guy, she figures that this means war, and so she manages to convince the model student that their dream man only likes bad girls, while trying to turn herself into the perfect high school girl he actually desires. It sounds contrived, and it is, but Kwak’s go-for-broke performance papers over all the rough spots with its speed and commitment. She’s heartless one minute, ridiculous another and then oddly sympathetic, just like a real teenager.

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