With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

ACF 715: "Make Yourself at Home" showing at MoMA starting today

Make Yourself at Home
Directed by Soopum Sohn
Written by Soopum Sohn, Margaret Monaghan
With Song Hye-kyo, Arno Frisch, Athena Currey
South Korea, 2008, 90 mins.
In English, Korean; English subtitles

Screening Schedule:
Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 7, 2010, 7:00 pm *
Friday, October 8, 2010, 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 9, 2010, 1:00 pm
Sunday, October 10, 2010, 5:00 pm
Monday, October 11, 2010, 4:00 pm

* The film will be introduced by Sohn on Thursday, October 7, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at T2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2). Actually, Sohn may introduce the films at all the other screenings as well, according to MoMA. See the link at the bottom of this post. But the info I got from Korean Cultural Service today only indicated his presence at the Thursday screening. Contact MoMA if you want to be sure.

For his feature debut, New York–based Korean American filmmaker Sohn uses a cleverly scripted supernatural-thriller genre to explore themes of identity and the “Other.” During a brief visit to the “homeland,” Peter (an “Americanized” Korean) helps his mother in brokering his marriage to a Korean girl. When the girl, Sookhy, arrives at his home in upstate New York, she’s in for a culture clash. But Sookhy may not be as innocent as she seemed—she soon begins to assert herself not only at home but at a nearby couple’s house as well. The increasingly outlandish goings-on and the film’s eerie atmosphere of foreboding are balanced throughout by the story’s symbolic underpinnings.

For more info, click here.

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