With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Thursday, February 23, 2012

ACF 1353: New York Korean Film Festival begins tomorrow

The 10th New York Korean Film Festival begins tomorrow night, Friday, February 24th, and runs through Sunday, February 26th. Presented by The Korea Society in cooperation with partners BAM Cinématek and CJ Entertainment, the seven film festival will showcase the popular and prolific in Korean film, featuring blockbusters, cutting-edge action, drama, and comedy.

Late Autumn / Manchu
Directed by Kim Tae-yong.
With Hyun Bin and Tang Wei
South Korea/China/Hong Kong/USA, 2010, 113 minutes
In English, some Korean and Chinese with English subtitles
When: Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 6:50 PM 
Where: Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Rose Cinema
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn 
(Map and directions here)
Tickets here

Synopsis (courtesy The Korea Society): On a special weekend release from prison, where she’s serving time for killing her abusive husband, Anna ventures to Seattle to attend her mother’s funeral. On the bus, she meets Hoon, a “companion for hire” for lonely, older women, and they soon discover they are both running away: Anna from her past and Hoon from one of his clients’ husbands. This remake of the famed 1961 film by director Lee Man-hee was shot in Seattle, featuring beautiful cinematography.

Hindsight / Poo-Reun-So-Geum
Directed by Lee Hyun-seung
With Song Kang-ho, Shin Se-kyeong, and Cheon Jeong-myeong
South Korea, 2011, 120 minutes
In Korean with English subtitles
When: Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 9:15PM
Where: Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Rose Cinema
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn 
(Map and directions here)
 Tickets here

Synopsis (courtesy The Korea Society): Retired mob boss Du-heon (Song Kang-ho) has hopes of making a fresh start as a restaurant owner and enrolls in a cooking class, where he finds himself drawn to the charming and quirky Se-bin. But there may be more to her than meets the eye. Despite his determination to wipe the slate clean, Du-heon is summoned back into the criminal fold by his old colleagues. Veteran filmmaker Lee Hyun-seung transcends the crime genre with outstanding performances.

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