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FREE SCREENING: Korean Movie Night 2015-Summer Edition “MARRIAGE BLUE”
Jun 30, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
East Coast Premiere
Directed by HONG Ji-young
Starring: KIM Kang-woo, KIM Hyo-jin, LEE Yeon-hee, OK Taec Yeon, MA Dong-suk, KO Joon-hee, JU Ji-hoon
2013 | South Korea | 118 min | DCP | In Korean with English subtitles
Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 6:30 PM
This ensemble romantic comedy follows four couples as they all get cold feet in the run-up to their weddings. A minor-league baseball team coach, Tae-kyu (KIM Kang-woo), is set to marry his girlfriend Joo-young (KIM Hyo-jin), a successful urologist. When he finds out that she is a divorcee, he starts to feel jealous of her ex-husband. Florist Gun-ho (MA Dong-seok) is about to marry Uzbek beauty Vika (Guzal Tursunova) but after a bout of impotency, he begins to suspect that Vika is using him for Korean citizenship. Dae-bok (LEE Hee-joon) proposes to Yi-ra (KOH Joon-hee) when she reveals she is pregnant but they keep arguing during the planning of the wedding. So-mi (LEE Yeon-hee) and Won-cheol (OK Taec -yeon) have been engaged for 7 years, but So-mi feels dissatisfied and runs off to Jeju Island for an unexpected adventure. Will any of these couples make it down the aisle and live happily ever after?
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.