The long wait is finally over, and on behalf of The Korea Society, I am happy to invite you to the second annual Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today @ MoMA screenings starting this September 22nd and lasting through October 2nd. We are excited to announce a terrific lineup which is currently available on our website and MoMA's Film calendar.
This year, we are pleased to welcome back Yim Soon-rye, South Korea’s most highly regarded female filmmaker, to New York for the Opening Night’s screening of Rolling Home with a Bull (2010), which follows a young man’s forlorn life as a failed poet and unemployed bachelor, who winds up taking an unexpected journey throughout the country with his father’s cherished bull and making a series of peculiar run-ins.
This year’s Yeonghwa series will also have a special focus on director Jeon Kyu-hwan, whose Town Trilogy films--Mozart Town (2008), Animal Town (2009) and Dance Town (2010)—examines various human lives that exist in Seoul’s urban landscape, including those of an African laborer, a Russian exchange student, a reformed pedophile, a North Korean defector, and a dejected print-shop owner. Jeon’s Town Trilogy critiques the “town” of Seoul from a sociological auteur’s perspective.
And this year, for the first time ever, The Korea Society's film lineup includes two short films by master filmmakers Bong Joon-ho and Hong Sang-soo that were featured at the 2011 Jeonju International Film Festival as a part of their Digital Film Project. These short films will be making their premiere in New York through the Yeonghwa series.
We are also pleased to present the New York premiere of Kim Ki-duk’s highly anticipated film Arirang (2011), which has created a lot of buzz since its world premiere at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
Finally, the Yeonghwa series will close with a retrospective of South Korea’s legendary filmmaker Lee Man-hee, whose works have recently experienced a surge of renewed interest since the 2010 remake of Late Autumn—a lost film that was originally conceived by Lee in 1966. His two films Black Hair (1964) and Day Off (1968) will both be screened at MoMA.
The film program admittance is included with MoMA admission:
$20 for adults; $16 for seniors, 65 years and over with I.D.; $12 for full-time students with current I.D.; free for children 16 and under.
The Korea Society Members can purchase tickets at a special membership rate of $5.
You must have The Korea Society membership card when purchasing tickets at this rate.
Please contact Yuni Cho at firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket sales inquiries.