In 2012, The Korean Cultural Service debuted its first series on epic Korean cinema, and the response was fantastic. So KCS is bringing back their most popular series with three all-new Korean epics. Starting next Tuesday, November 12th, join your friends from The Korean Cultural Service at Tribeca Cinemas for three free modern masterpieces, and get swept up in the majesty and grandeur. Winter is coming… and you’re about to be transported into a world of action, crime, and non-stop thrills with three blockbusters epics that span centuries and unite a nation. With big budgets, big stars, and big stories… there’s only one word to describe this trio of stunning movies: EPIC!!!
NOVEMBER 12 – FACE READER (2013)
Nae-kyeong is the greatest face reader his kingdom has ever known, with the ability to see through people simply by looking at their faces. After an alluring courtesan proposes an offer, he moves from the mountains and into Hanyang, in order to read faces in the courtesan house. Nae-kyeong quickly becomes the go-to face reader and is appointed to the King’s Inspection Board. During one inspection, Nae-kyeong finds out about Prince Su-yang’s plan to overthrow the throne of his nephew, but rather than telling the truth, decides to change his country’s destiny by changing what’s written on Su-yang’s face.
NOVEMBER 26 – THE GRAND HEIST (2012)
New York Premiere
250 years ago, the people of Korea struggle under the tyranny of a power-hungry vice-premier who holds a commercial supremacy over ice, the era’s most valuable commodity. Unable to stand his tyranny, Lee, an ingenious young man, gathers a group of experts in various fields: tactics, weapons, explosives, underwater diving, and camouflage… and, in an epic take on Oceans Eleven – executes a plan to rob the entire storage of ice that will be used for the crown prince’s birthday gala and bring about the downfall of their power-mad leader.
DECEMBER 10 – THE CONCUBINE (2013)
Poverty-stricken Hwa-yeon decides to offer herself up as one of the king’s concubines. But once inside the royal palace, her life becomes a riveting quest for survival as two men become wildly obsessed with her. On one side is the Grand Prince Seong-won, a megalomaniacal ruler drunk with power and lust; and on the other, Kwon-yoo, who has everything to lose if his desire for Hwa-yeon is exposed. As action and political intrigue infiltrates this daring love triangle, the king’s palace becomes a hellish prison – filled with overwhelming passion and obsession that of these three troubled souls will be lucky to escape from.