Korean Cinema Now is a supreme platform for contemporary Korean cinema, screening the diversity and vitality of one of the most exciting world cinemas in the 21st century. Korean Cinema Now spans the length of the winter term, and showcases the best and brightest of contemporary popular Korean cinema.
Saturday, January 10 at 2 PM. Free admission! Part of Korean Cinema Now presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies.
Miss Granny (Susanghan Geunyeo; lit. “Suspicious Girl”) is a 2014 South Korean comedy-drama film directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk. Na Moon-hee stars as a woman in her 70s who magically finds herself in the body of her 20-year-old self (Shim Eun-kyung) after having her picture taken at a mysterious photo studio. After opening in theaters on January 22, 2014, it became a huge box office hit, with 8.65 million tickets...
Saturday, January 17 at 2 PM. Free admission! Part of Korean Cinema Now presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies.
Homicide detective Go Geon-soo is having a hard day, and the following events happen to him in less than 24 hours: He receives a divorce notice from his wife. His mother passes away. He and his coworkers are investigated by police inspectors over alleged embezzlement. Then on his way to his mother’s funeral, he drives recklessly and commits a fatal hit and run. He tries to cover-up the accident by hiding the...
Saturday, January 24 at 2 PM. Free admission! Part of Korean Cinema Now presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies.
The film is based on a true story, the infamous Nayoung Case in 2008, in which an 8-year-old girl called “Na-young” in the Korean press, was raped and beaten by a drunk 57-year-old man in a public toilet. The court sentenced the man to only 12 years in prison, which caused outrage in the country due to the terrible brutality of the crime and the man’s history of physical and sexual violence.
Saturday, January 31 at 2 PM. Free admission! Part of Korean Cinema Now presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies.
Film director In-mo (Park Hae-il) is a 40-year-old movie director who’s been jobless for the past decade after his debut film was a commercial and artistic flop. Mired in poverty and depressed at his wife’s affair, he decides to hang himself. But a well-timed call from his mother (Yoon Yeo-jeong) inviting him to dinner results in a change of plans. Instead of killing himself, he decides to move in to his...