Korean Film Series
November 4, 11, & 17, 2004
All screenings at the Wang Center Theatre. Co-sponsored with the Korea Studies Program, the Asian & Asian American Studies Department, and the Korean Cultural Service. Admission is free.
November 4: Ogu: A Hilarious Mourning
Adapted from the hit play, Ogu: A Hilarious Mourning was featured in the 2003 Pusan International Film Festival as well as in Switzerland’s 2004 Fribourg International Film Festival. When the Angels of Death appear in old lady Hwang's dreams to warn her of her passing, she seeks out the local shaman to perform a ritual so that her soul will be sent to heaven. However, the ritual has been banned and the shamans have disappeared–what is the old lady to do?
Writing about the original play, Korea Times critic Andrew Salmon described it as “one of the most exhilarating, funny, charming, and enjoyable works this writer has seen on stage anywhere.” (Yoon Taek Lee, 2003)
Thursday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.
11: Jeobsog: The Contact
Two strangers, broken hearted from their respective love triangles, become friends as they share their miseries via e-mail. This film was awarded various prizes including Most Popular Korean Film at the 18th Chung Ryong Film Award and the Prize of Popular Actress (Do-Yeon Jeon) at the 34th Baek Sang Art Award. (Yoon Hyung Chang, 1997)
Thursday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.
November 17: Christmas
In a quiet corner of Seoul, life seems to be a series of peaceful events for Jung-Won in his humble photo shop, but in reality his time on earth is limited. Life goes on as usual until one day he meets Darim. As Jung-Won’s health deteriorates, their love grows, and Jung-Won is faced with the painful duty of bidding farewell to family, friends, his studio and to Darim. Starring Seok-kyu Han, Eun-ha Sim
(Jin-ho Huh, 1998)
Wednesday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.