Series 4: The Summer of Thrillers
Directed by Bong Joon-Ho
Korea 2009, 128 minutes
Where: Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick Street, on the corner of Canal Street
One block from the A, C, E and 1 train Canal Street stops
When: Tuesday, July 5th @ 7PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM
All seating is first-come, first served.
Korean Cultural Service will be offering Mother as the first film in its newest series this coming Tuesday evening. The film is a fantastic suspense thriller that I found immensely engrossing and worthwhile. As always, KCS's Korean Movie Night screenings are FREE!!! If you don't already have conflicting plans to attend a New York Asian Film Festival movie Tuesday, I strongly urge you to see Mother. Even if you've seen it before; it's just that good.
Here's what Korean Cultural Service has to say about Mother:
Bong Joon-Ho’s MOTHER is the culmination of a lifetime of making some of the best genre movies ever seen, from his giant monster movie, THE HOST, to his true crime policier, MEMORIES OF MURDER. But MOTHER transcends genre, due in large part to the titular performance by Kim Hye-Ja playing a woman raising her mentally handicapped son (played by glamourpuss, Won Bin, going downscale). When her son is arrested and confesses to a murder that she knows he didn’t commit, nothing will stand in the way of a mother out for justice. An official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, there is no grander, bleaker monument to a mother’s love than this film.