With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Thursday, September 23, 2010

ACF 692: Yeonghwa continues at MoMA - two films to screen today

Here are today's scheduled films for the ongong series Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today, presented by The Korea Society and playing at MoMA, 11 West 53rd Steeet, New York, NY:

4:30 PM The Housemaid (2010)
Written and directed by Im Sang-soo
Freely adapted from Kim Ki-young's 1960 film of the same title
With Jeon Do-yeon, Lee Jung-jae, Seo Woo, Yun Yeo-jung
New York Premiere

And what a house the maid has to clean - the largest film set ever built in Korea. But that‟s the least of it. The family she has to serve demands attention in many ways, not all of them in her job description. This continuously surprising erotic melodrama about class and privilege features both a top notch cast including Jeon Do-yeon of “Secret Sunshine”, and a climax that won‟t be easily forgotten. 95min. Courtesy of IFC Films.

7:30 PM Good Morning Mr. President (2009)
Written and directed by Jang Jin
With Lee Soon-jae, Jang Dong-gun,
Koh Doo-sim, and Im Ha-ryong

A delicious rumination about power and decision making that takes place largely in the executive kitchen. The settings and political relationships are as Korean as kimchee, but the pacing and domestic relationships are as American as apple pie. Jang Jin's film about three successive presidents is as winning as the best of Frank Capra. 132 min.

Yeonghwa is part of the New York Korean Film Festival 2010. For the festival's website, click here.

For the MoMA website, click here.

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