With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Friday, February 08, 2008

ACF 067: Korean Valentine Film Freebie

Unstoppable Marriage
Korea 2007

Korean Cultural Sevice New York is offering a wonderful Valentine's Day gift: a screening of first time director Kim Sung-wook's Unstoppable Marriage. The film, also known as Unpreventable Marriage, had its International Premiere at the New York Korean Film Festival in August, 2007.

Park Eun-ho (Kim Yoo-jin) teaches classes in the traditional Korean craft of making dolls out of mulberry paper, and is a para-gliding instructor on weekends. Her father is a Feng Shui expert and martial arts practitioner.

Hwang Ki-baek (Ha Seok-jin) is a handsome doctor who specializes in breast implants, a specialty in keeping with his playboy lifestyle. His mother, a widow, is a ruthless businesswoman who's involved in real estate.

The film is a delightful comedy about how this unlikely couple comes together despite their different interests & backgrounds and the opposition of their families. Rarely has the clash between traditional values and the potentially corrupting influence of Westernization been depicted so hilariously.

The film, in Korean with English subtitles, will be shown at 6:30 PM on Thursday, February 14th at the ImaginAsian Theatre, located at 239 East 59th Street, New York, NY.

Admission is free, but you must R.S.V.P. at 212.759.9550 to reserve a seat.

I very highly recommend that you take advantage of this wonderful Valentine's Day gift from Korean Cultural Service New York. If you can't make it to this screening, however, do try to check this film out on DVD.

[For my original review of An Unstoppable Marriage, see ACF 043. ]

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