With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Friday, February 24, 2012

ACF 1356: THE SERVENT and QUICK at NY Korean Film Festival tomorrow

The 10th New York Korean Film Festival, which begins tonight, will continue tomorrow night, Saturday, February 25th. Presented by The Korea Society in cooperation with partners BAM Cinématek and CJ Entertainment, the seven film festival showcases the popular and prolific in Korean film, featuring blockbusters, cutting-edge action, drama, and comedy.

Below is information about Saturday's screenings. (For information about the two films that will open the festival tonight, click here.) 


The Servent / Bang-ja jeon
Directed by Kim Dae-woo
With Kim Joo-hyuk, Ryu Seung-beom, Jo Yeo-jeong, Oh Dal-su
South Korea, 2010, 124 minutes
Korean with English subtitles
When: Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 6:30 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): This retelling of the classic Korean folk tale Chun-hyang is told from the point of view of Bang-ja, a personal servant to the aristocratic scholar Lee Mong-ryong. When the two men encounter a maiden named Chun-hyang, Mong-ryong courts her with the prospect of marriage while Bang-ja begins an illicit affair with her. With eroticism and humor, Kim Dae-woo’s The Servant illustrates the pursuits of love and class status.   

Quick
Directed by Cho Beom-goo
With Lee Min-ki, Kang Ye-won, Kim In-kwon
South Korea, 2011, 115 minutes
Korean with English subtitles
When: Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 9:30 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): Former motorcycle gang member Gi-su makes his living as a bike messenger. When he delivers a package one day, the building later blows up, yet he never suspects that he could have anything to do with the bomb. But when Ah-rom, an ex-girlfriend from his biker days, puts on a bike helmet, she triggers a timing mechanism that sets off a countdown clock: Gi-su must make a series of deliveries within a fixed time limit—or suffer the consequences.

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