With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Friday, July 20, 2012

ACF 1563: The Korea Society to host THE HOST on August 9, 2012

The Host / Gwoemul
Directed by BONG Joon-ho
South Korea, 2006, 119 minutes
When Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Where: The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue, 8th Floor, NYC
Members: Free; Click here to register
Nonmembers: $5; Purchase tickets

The Host is a loopy, feverishly imaginative genre hybrid about the demons that haunt us from without and within.” - Manohla Dargis of The New York Times

Yuni Cho, The Korea Society’s director of film, has chosen The Host (2006) to screen at the summer Members’ Free Film Night. This family comedy/monster flick from acclaimed director Bong Joon-Ho is Korea’s highest grossing movie of all time and has won numerous awards, including Best Film at the Asian Film Awards. The Host has been described as a “mutant hybrid spawned from the improbable union of Little Miss Sunshine and Godzilla, for the film is a family comedy and political satire in which an unnaturally evolved tadpole just happens to loom (very) large.”

Quentin Tarantino included The Host in his list of top 20 films released since 1992 (the year he became a director).

This is a great opportunity to see (or to see again) one of the finest South Korean films of recent years. And you can't go wrong seeing it for free if you're a member or for $5 if you're not.

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