With MOON So-ri at Asia Society NY

With MOON So-ri at Asia Society NY
With MOON So-ri at Asia Society NY

Sunday, September 19, 2010

ACF 684: Korean film series at MoMA

Scene from The Housemaid, written & directed by Im Sang-soo

YEONGHWA: KOREAN FILM TODAY
A WEEKLONG EXHIBITION OF INNOVATIVE NEW KOREAN CINEMA
September 22-30, 2010
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters at MoMA

Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today, a series of new Korean films presented by MoMA and The Korea Society will be shown September 22 through 30, 2010 at the Museum of Modern Art. I'll be posting the full screening schedule tomorrow.

Among the eight films, many of which are New York premieres, is The Housemaid (2010), Im Sang-soo's erotic thriller about a domestic helper's revenge after her affair with the master goes sour. A favorite at Cannes, The Housemaid, which was recently acquired by IFC Films and is slated for release early next year, will premiere at MoMA on September 22, directly following it's screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. Im Sang-soo will introduce the film.

Other highlights include Boo Si-Young's Sisters on the Road (2008), her first film, which follows two estranged half-sisters who develop a relationship while searching for their father; and Land of Scarecrows (2008), by Roh Gyeon-tae, one of Korea's most 'experimental' filmmakers, which examines national and gender identity.

Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today is co-organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, and Yuni Yoonjung Cho, Director, Film, The Korea Society, with the help of the Korean Film Council.

MoMA 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019-5497 Tel:(212) 708-9431 http://www.moma.org/

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