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Korean Movie Night New York : ODE TO MY FATHER
Feb 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
ODE TO MY FATHER 국제시장 (Guk-je-si-jang)
Directed by JK YOUN (YOUN Je-kyun)
Starring: HWANG Jung-min, KIM Yun-jin, OH Dal-su
2014ㅣ126 minㅣin Korean with English subtitles
Well-known for his disaster film HAEUNDAE, the blockbuster filmmaker JK YOUN brings us this new epic melodrama, ODE TO MY FATHER. Selected for the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival Panorama, the film guides viewers through South Korea’s modern history by following Duk-soo (HWANG Jung-min)’s struggles to support his family as he endures hardships during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and in German coal mines. This universal tale of loyalty and love is a tribute to the generation of Korean fathers who have sacrificed everything for the sake of their families, and have in process set the stage for Korea’s rise as one of the world’s leading economic and cultural powers.
Korean Cultural Service NY, a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, and Asia Society are proud to announce a new partnership to co-present the popular year-long film series Korean Movie Night New York (KMN). Since its inception in 2010, KMN has presented regular, twice a month screenings that introduce a full spectrum of contemporary and classic Korean cinema to New York audiences, including popular blockbusters, independent films, documentaries, animation, and children’s films.
The new partnership will begin with the series Fathers on Screen, which will explore the image of Korean father figures, both positive and negative, as they have been shaped by the cultural and socio-economic conditions in contemporary Korea: a hard-working, devoted family man in ODE TO MY FATHER, an authoritarian and cold blooded murderer in HWAYI: A MONSTER BOY, a vengeful vigilante in BROKEN, and a heroic ex firefighter forced to commit non-heroic acts in GUARDIAN. In all four films, which include three contemporary thrillers, fathers are pushed to extremes by various forces. As these otherwise ordinary men struggle to protect their families and live up to society’s expectations of manhood, they are propelled by circumstances into taking extraordinary action and making morally ambiguous decisions.
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