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FREE SCREENING: Korean Movie Night 2015-Summer Edition “C’EST SI BON”
Jul 14, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
New York Premiere
C’est Si Bon
Directed by KIM Hyun-suk
Starring: KIM Yun-seok, JUNG Woo, HAN Hyo-joo, KIM Hee-ae
2015 | South Korea | 119 min | DCP | In Korean with English subtitles
Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:30 PM
It is 1960s Seoul. OH Geun-tae (JUNG Woo), a country boy with a booming baritone voice, is discovered by aspiring singer-songwriter Lee Jang-hui and thrust into the bustling world of Seoul’s iconic folk music café C’est Si Bon. He unwittingly becomes the third member of the yet-to-debut “C’est Si Bon Trio” and the begrudging buffer between two rivals in the band—the vocal genius Song Chang-sik and the heartthrob Yun Hyeong-ju. One day, aspiring actress Min Ja-young (HAN Hyo-joo) enters the picture and the young men are completely bewitched. Will their muse inspire them to create legendary music or wreck the band before they even begin?
“This reassessment of the golden years of South Korea’s Western-style folk music scene follows a trio of musicians through the turbulent era… Realistically showcasing the interior of C’est Si Bon, with its devoted coterie of youthful, enthusiastic music fans and rotating roster of idolized performers” – Hollywood Reporter
Summer is the time for popcorn fueled blockbuster entertainment, so our Summer Edition presents an assortment of Korea’s recent box office champs, including rom-coms My Love My Bride (remake of LEE Myung-se’s 1990 classic film of the same name) and Marriage Blue, nostalgic music drama C’est Si Bon, stylish romantic thriller Scarlet Innocence from director YIM Pil-sung (Hansel and Gretel), comedy-drama Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, directed by and starring Korea’s top star HA jung-woo, and Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island, a sequel to the popular 2011 period-action-comedy Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow, featuring new adventures of a bumbling detective in the 18th century Korea.
Korean Movie Night New York is an ongoing, approximately twice-a-month film program that introduces the full spectrum of contemporary and classic Korean cinema to New York audiences, from popular blockbusters, independent films, and documentaries to animation and family movies. The series is co-presented by Korean Cultural Service NY and Asia Society. For information on the series, visit www.koreanculture.org or www.asiasociety.org/korean-movie-night or Facebook.com/KoreanMovieNY.