The Korea Society celebrates Asia Week with a screening of works by celebrated director Hong Sang-soo. Since his debut The Day a Pig into the Well in 1996, all of his films were invited by prestigious film festivals like Cannes, Berlin, and New York Film Festivals, and began to receive worldwide attention. This series will present five highly acclaimed films that will be shown at the newly renovated Museum of the Moving Image, home to New York City’s finest, state-of-the-art screen. This retrospective is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Below is information about the films being screened this weekend.
When: Saturday, March 17 at 2:00 PM
Hong Sang-soo's debut film was a critical success, winning awards at the Rotterdam and Vancouver film festivals and revealing Hong’s consistent theme of individuals desperately longing for connection. It depicts tangled and tragic relationships: Min-jae obsessed with Hyo-sub, a struggling writer; Po-kyung, a married woman, in an affair with Hyo-sub; and Dong-woo, Po-kyung's husband alone. The title is from a 1954 book by John Cheever.
2006, 128 minutes
Starring : Go Hyun–jung, Kim Seung–woo, Kim Tae-woo, Song Seon-mi
When: Saturday, March 17 at 5:00 PM
2008, 144 minutes
Starring : Kim Yeong-ho, Park Eun-hye, Seo Min-jung
When: Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 PM
2009, 126 minutes
Starring: Kim Tae-woo, Uhm Ji-won, Go Hyun-Jung
When: Sunday, March 18 at 5:30 PM
In this entrant into the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Directors' Fortnight, Kim Tae-woo (Women on the Beach, Woman is the Future of Man) plays a critics’ filmmaker, often drunk and confused as his work takes him across the country and into contact with the past. Director Ku attends a festival in a small town and bumps into old friend, Bu. Over drinks, he meets Bu’s wife. Soon after, Ku goes to Jeju Island to give a lecture. There he meets his college senior and finds out that his new wife is Ku’s love from his twenties.