With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Monday, October 19, 2015

Free screening of SECRETLY, GREATLY tomorrow evening

Korean Cultural Service NY
Asia Society NY
Korean Movie Night New York
 Secretly Greatly / Eun-mil-ha-gae eui-dae-ha-gae
Directed by JANG Cheo-soo
Starring: Kim Soo-hyun, Park Gi-woong, and Lee Hyun-woo
South Korea, 2013, 127 minutes, Digital
In Korean with English subtitles

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Where: Asia Society 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, NYC

Free Admission; all seating is first come, first served
Doors open @ 6 pm

The Centerpiece Presentation of the 12th New York Asian Film Festival in July 2013 and one of the most popular Korean Movie Night New York films, Secretly, Greatly is based on artist Hun’s widely popular webtoon Covertness. This film broke several box office records and is the most successful Korean webtoon adaptation to date with 7 million movie theater admissions.

This action comedy-drama follows the fortunes of a group of elite North Korean spies, trained since youth, who have been dispatched to South Korea. They assume various undercover identities, including a village idiot, an aspiring singer, and a high school student. Heartthrob Kim So-hyun plays Won Ryu-hwan, a highly accomplished North Korean agent, whose cover is that of the village idiot. A sequel to the original Covertness webtoon is currently running on the Daum porta.

I saw Secretly, Greatly at a special screening of Korean Movie Night in September 2103. I found it quite enjoyable, warranting a 3 out of 4 star AsianCineFest Rating; solidly recommended.

Tuesday's screening of Secretly, Greatly is part of Korean Movie Night New York’s Webtoon Comes to the Big Screen series (Sep. 9 - Oct. 20, 2015)

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