With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Friday, August 12, 2011

ACF 1124: Free screening of Korean thriller "A Dirty Carnival" on August 16th

Korean Cultural Service
Korean Movie Night
Series 4: The Summer of Thrillers

A Dirty Carnival / Biyeolhan geori
Written and Directed by Ha Yu
South Korea, 2006, 141 minutes
When: Tuesday, August 16th @ 7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Where: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, NYC
One block from the A, C, E and 1 train Canal Street stops
Admission is Free
All seating is first-come, first served

Variety says that A DIRTY CARNIVAL, “elevates the genre to an epic narrative level” and they’re right. This movie about the sudden rise, and even more sudden fall, of a low level gangster is a tour de force of filmmaking, full of sharp dialogue, nail-biting set pieces and emotions that hit you like a baseball bat to the head. Only a modest hit when it was released, Yoo Ha’s gangster flick has gone on to become a contemporary classic and is now widely considered one of the best of the breed. Full of razor-sharp performances and given a Latin cha-cha beat, A DIRTY CARNIVAL takes all the genre’s cliches, turns them inside out and makes them new again.

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