With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Saturday, January 16, 2010

ACF 451: Man with Three coffins kicks off Classic Movie Night series at Korea Society

Classic Movie Night at The Korea Society:
Facing the War:
Six Decades of Film Since the Korean War

The 2010 season of The Korea Society's Classic Movie Night series will begin next Wednesday, January 20th. To commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, The Korea Society has selected a schedule of classics that examine the conflict, and the deep, sometimes unexpected scars it has left on the Korean people.

Beginning with Man With Three Coffins on January 20, and continuing with Last Witness (February 17) and Crossing (March 17), this season's classic films will examine how, even 60 years on, the effects of the War continue to haunt communities, divide families and fracture Koreans' sense of identity. Each film will be followed by a guest speaker who will discuss its artistic and cultural context.

Place: The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue @ 57th Street, 8th Fl. (Building entrance on SW corner of Third Avenue and 57th Street)

Tickets to each screening are available for $5 (members) or $10 (nonmembers). For more information contact Yuni Cho at (212) 759-7525, ext. 323 or yuni.ny@koreasociety.org.

Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30 PM
Man With Three Coffins
Directed by Lee Jang-ho
Starring Kim Myung-gon and Lee Bo-hee
1987, 128 minutes

As a man travels to his deceased wife's hometown near the demilitarized zone to scatter her ashes, he finds himself enmeshed in the lives of several strangers, each of whom is on their own journey to overcome the borders, physical and psychological, that have been erected by the War. Based on the award-winning short story by Lee Je-ha titled “Travelers Do Not Rest on the Road,” The Man With Three Coffins is a deeply personal and imaginative exploration of the War’s divisions that earned plaudits from the Berlin and Tokyo International Film Festivals in 1988.

Guest Speaker: Henry H. Em (associate professor of East Asian studies, New York University) makes introductory speech about historical background of Korean War, aftermath, and Korean war movies.

For further info or to buy tickets, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Yukio Kimura kimpitt@po2.across.or.jp1:20 AM

    Helio from Japan !

    I really love this film.

    And I have vhs tape of this film.

    Please let me know that DVD is available

    in U.S.A ?


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