With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Thursday, February 17, 2011

ACF 893: "Forever the Moment" screens for free in New York City next Tuesday

Forever the Moment
Directed and co-written by LIM Soon-Rye
Starring: MOON So-ri, KIM Jeong-eun, and Martin Lord Cayce
South Korea, 2008, 124 minutes
When: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Where: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, NYC,
near the 1, A, C, E Canal St. subway stops
Cost: FREE!!! No RSVP required

Probably the world’s only movie about handball, if there’s one film in this series that is going to break your heart, it’s Forever the Moment. Based on the true story of Korea’s women’s handball team competing at the 2004 Summer Olympics, it finds a one-time player from the national team recruiting some of her now-middle-aged former teammates when she’s asked to step in to coach the new national team at the last minute.

Directed by Lim Soon-Rye (sometimes spelled YIM Soonrye), one of the few female directors in Korea, it became a major word-of-mouth hit in 2008, and it remains one of the greatest sports movies ever made, from any country.

Oh, and it also stars MOON So-ri, one of AsianCineFest's favorite actresses, and I'm not talking just Asian or Korean actresses.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:53 AM

    Would love to have seen this film. My favourite is Rolling Home With A Bull, which I saw at the Pusan Film Festival last year. Been requested to write a retrospective article on Yim Soon Rye-was wondering if you might have a contact address for her with the intention of interviewing her. Any help would be much appreciated.


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