Korean Cinema Now

Korean Cinema Now: On the Beach at Night Alone

Korean Cinema Now: On the Beach at Night Alone

Saturday, January 20 at 1:00 PM

After a publicized affair with her director, an actress leaves South Korea and goes to Hamburg, where she gains insight into the meanings of love and identity.

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Korean Cinema Now: Anarchist from Colony

Korean Cinema Now: Anarchist from Colony

Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 PM

Life of a upcoming Korean patriot Park Yeol, who formed the anarchist organization “Black Wave” during the Japanese colonial period and attempted the assassination of the Japanese Crown Prince Hirohito.

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Korean Cinema Now: The World of Us

Korean Cinema Now: The World of Us

Saturday, February 3 at 1:00 PM

At an age when perhaps friends mean more than moms, 10 year-old Sun is an outcast at school. During summer vacation, she meets Jia, who is new to town. As Sun shows Jia around the neighborhood and they play at each other’s houses and share secrets, they become best friends. However when the new semester starts, Jia notices a strange vibe between Sun and the other kids.

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Korean Cinema Now: Our President

Korean Cinema Now: Our President

Saturday, February 10 at 1:00 PM

In 2002, the Millennium Democratic Party elects the first presidential candidate by introducing a popular election system. While politicians like Ki Ra-seong have joined the election, Roh Moo-hyun the very last candidate with only 2% approval, throws in his hat. This is the story of a nation and the nation he led.

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Korean Cinema Now: The Villainess

Korean Cinema Now: The Villainess

Saturday, March 10 at 1:00 PM

Honed from childhood to be an elite assassin, Sook-hee embarks on a rampage of violence and revenge to finally earn her freedom and escape her past.

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Korean Cinema Now: The Bacchus Lady

Korean Cinema Now: The Bacchus Lady

The Bacchus Lady looks into the issue of elderly prostitution in South Korea. So-Young, an elderly lady who provides sex services to the male senior citizens using the pretext of selling Bacchus (an energy drink) to them. When So-Young picks up a Korean-Filipino boy named Min-Ho from the clinic she visits after Min-Ho’s mother stabs the doctor (Min-Ho’s father), she takes care of him while seeking a living through prostitution.

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Korean Cinema Now: Jane

Korean Cinema Now: Jane

Saturday, March 31 at 1:00 PM

So-hyun is a runaway who is left alone after her boyfriend Jung-ho disappears. By accident, she gets to know a transgender woman named Jane. She joins Jane and her group of misfit runaways, who are as comforting and loving as a real family.

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Korean Cinema Now: The Battleship Island

Korean Cinema Now: The Battleship Island

Saturday, April 21 at 1:00 PM

During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (“Hashima Island”) to mine for coal, attempt to a dramatic escape.

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