With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Friday, February 20, 2015

Free screening of HWAYI: A MONSTER BOY next Tuesday

Korean Cultural Service NY
Asia Society NY
Korean Movie Night
Series One: Fathers on Screen
 Hwayi: A Monster Boy / Hwayi: Gwimuleul samkin ahyi
Directed by Jang Joon-hwan
Starring: Yeo Jin-gu, Kim Yun-seok
South Korea, 2013, 125 minutes
US Premiere
When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Where: Asia Society’s Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium
725 Park Avenue, between 70th & 71st Streets, NYC
Free admission. First-come, first-served.

10 years after his feature debut with a fantasy thriller SAVE THE GREEN PLANET! (a film I really liked), director Jang has returned with an offbeat crime drama HWAYI: A MONSTER BOY. A gang of cold-blooded robber-killers, led by Yun Seok-tae (Kim Yun-seok, the detective in THE CHASER), has raised a boy Hwa-yi (Yeo Jin-gu) they once kidnapped as their own, teaching him all of their know-how and treating him as their communal son. Only when the teenager learns about his past on his first mission, does he turn against them and their kind, with increasingly violent, nihilistic and extremely bloody results.

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