With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ACF 827: A Barefoot Dream starts Korean Movie Night film series for 2011

A Barefoot Dream
Directed by Kim Tae-Kyun
South Korea, 2010, 119 minutes

Tuesday, January 11, 7:00pm
Where: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street., NYC,
near the 1, A, C, E Canal St. subway stops

Seating: First Come First Serve Basis

Korean Cultural Services starts the New Year with this sports-themed offering in their ongoing Korean Movie Night film series.

Korea’s entry for the Oscars (where it hopes to win “Best Foreign Language Film”) this movie tells the true story of Kim Won-Kang, a former player for Korea’s national soccer team who hit the skids after he got too old for the game. Traveling Southeast Asia, he lurches from one get-rich-quick scheme to another finally landing in war-torn East Timor. He scrapes by renting cleats to kids playing soccer in a local park but slowly he gets sucked into their lives and winds up becoming their coach. Director Kim Tae-Kyun (VOLCANO HIGH) knows action, and he shoots his soccer games fast and hard, while keeping the melodrama quotient low so that the film never becomes sentimental. A scrappy burst of soccer adrenaline, A BAREFOOT DREAM is one of 2010’s most sure-fire crowdpleasers.

There are four clips avialable on YouTube:
A Barefoot Dream
Take Off
Lifting King Kong
Forever the Moment

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