With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Thursday, February 21, 2013

ACF 1811: Park Chan­-wook Retrospective @ MoMI

Park Chan­-wook Retrospective @ MoMI 
Friday, March 1 ­through Sunday, March 3
The Museum of Moving Image
3601 35th Avenue, Astoria
Travel directions here

Park Chan­-wook, a director, screenwriter, and producer, is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers on the international film circuit. To celebrate the release of Stoker, his major directorial debut in Hollywood, The Korea Society and MoMI will be co­presenting a retrospective of his work. He debuted with Moon is the Sun's Dream in 1992, but started to gain international recognition from the sensational movie J.S.A.: Joint Security Area in 2000, which The Guardian praised as “airy, subtle and playful, and showcases the best elements of modern Asian cinema.” In addition, the Vengeance trilogy garnered praise from the New York Times: “so much talent on display.” But ‘Old Boy’ would be his most famous and acclaimed film ever, achieving the Grand Jury Award at Cannes. Director Park is well­known for the flamboyant colors and glitzy cinematography throughout his films.

Thursday, February 28 @ 7:00 PM
2013, 98 min.
Courtesy of Fox Searchlight.
With Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode. 
The eagerly awaited new film by director Park Chan­-wook is an English ­language thriller rife with the sort of style and atmosphere that makes his other movies nothing short of modern classics of the genre. This special screening, followed by a discussion with Park Chan-wook.

Friday, March 1@ 7:00 PM
2003, 120 min.
Old Boy tells the story of a man who is locked in a room for over decade without knowing the reason. After he gets out of the cell, he tries to find the answer. Since it won the "Grand Jury" award a Cannes in 2004, it has been selected one of the best movies ever made by numerous prestigious film magazines and critics.

Shorts Program:
Saturday, March 2 @ 3:00 PM
Never Ending Peace and Love
2003, 28 min.
An illegal foreign worker is subject to peoples’ ignorance and indifference.

Cut (from Three Extremes)
2004, 30 min.
Young and rich, with a beautiful wife, he lacks nothing until an intruder appears in the night.

Night Fishing
2011, 33min.
Winner of the Best Short Film­Golden Bear Award at Berlin International Film Festival 2011. Park Chan-­wook shot this film with an iPhone 4 with his brother/co­director Park Chan­k-young.

J.S.A.: Joint Security Area
Saturday, March 2 @ 6:00 PM
Based on the novel by Park Sang-­yeon, Joint Security Area is considered one of the best­made films describing the political and military tension between North and South Korea.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Saturday, March 3 @ 3:00 PM
2002, 121 min.
Desperate to pay for his sister’s kidney operation. Ryu kidnaps his wealthy boss’ daughter. The kidnapping goes away, Ryu and his girlfriend struggle to run away from a father bent on vengeance.

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Sunday, March 3 @ 6:00 PM
2005, 112 min.
Geum­ja is imprisoned for thirteen years for allegedly murdering a six­year­old boy. In prison, she wins over hell cell mates’ sympathies. When she’s released, she begins a meticulous plan for vengeance.

Friday, March 1
Old Boy, 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 2
Park Chan­wook Shorts Program, 3:00 PM
Never Ending Peace and Love
Cut (from Three Extremes)
Night Fishing
J.S.A.:Joint Security Area, 6:00 PM

Sunday, March 3
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, 3:00 PM
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, 6:00 PM

And don't forget the 11th New York Korean Film Festival (NYKFF), co-presented by The Korea SOciety and Bamcinematek, which starts tomorrow, Friday, February 22 and runs through Sunday the 24th.

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