With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

ACF 477: Breathless - free screening in New York on February 23rd, 2010

Directed by Yang Ik-June
South Korea, 2009, 131 minutes

Korean Cultural Service's Korean Movie Night has thus far proved to be a huge hit with audiences. The first stage of the series has been devoted to Independent Movies. Breathless, the fourth and final film in this first stage will be shown next Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010.

Winner of several awards at Rotterdam and winner of "Best Debut Feature" at the New York Asian Film Festival, Breathless is uncompromising, two-fisted, DIY filmmaking at its heartbreaking best. Written, produced, directed and starring Yang Ik-June (who mortgaged his house to finance the film!) this movie about a shiftless, violent thug drifting through life takes on emotional weight when he runs up against a schoolgirl, Yeon-Hee, who gives as good as she gets. Together, these two battered souls form an unlikely alliance against the world. Lauded by the New York Times as one of this year's real finds, Breathless will hurt you in all the right ways.

Breathless, like all films in the Korean Movie Night series will be shown free of charge. However you have to RSVP to info@koreanculture.org or call 212.759.9550 to secure a seat. If you're told that the show has been "sold out," you still may be able to attend by arriving early and getting on the stand-by line. In the past, 20 to 30 people have made it in this way.

Showtime is 7pm at Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street, on the corner of Canal Street, one block from the A, C, Eand 1 train Canal Street stops).

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