South Korea, 2016, 140 minutes
In Korean and Japanese with English subtitles
Korean Cultural Center NY, a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea, is proud to announce its Korean Movie Night: Premiere Showcase presentation of the New York premiere of Kim Jee-woon’s period action thriller The Age of Shadows, following the film’s North American bow at the Toronto International Film Festival.
After debuting in Hollywood with Arnold Schwarzengger’s action vehicle The Last Stand, director Kim (I Saw the Devil, A Bittersweet Life) is back on the home turf, with what has been one of the most anticipated Korean films of 2016.
Set in the 1920s Korea, during the Japanese colonial rule, the Age of Shadows follows Korean independence movement activists in their attempt to smuggle explosives from Shanghai, so they can destroy Japanese forces' facilities in Seoul. Featuring the acting talents of Song Kang-ho (Snowpiercer), Han Ji-min (TV series Rooftop Prince), Gong Yoo (Train To Busan), and an extended cameo by Lee Byung-hun (Terminator Genisys,The Magnificent Seven), The Age of Shadows had its world premiere out of competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival, and was recently announced as South Korea’s candidate for the foreign-language Oscar.
Director Kim Jee-woon and actress Han Ji-min will attend the screening.
Free admission, first come, first served.
For information, call 212-924-7771
The Age of Shadows will be released theatrically in the U.S. and Canada on September 23rd by CJ Entertainment America.