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Korean Cinema Now

Free admission! Presented by the UM Nam Center for Korean Studies

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.

My Brilliant Life

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My Brilliant Life

Saturday, March 14 at 2 PM. Free admission! Part of Korean Cinema Now presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies. My Brilliant Life (Dugeun Dugeun Nae Insaeng; lit. “My Palpitating Life”) is a 2014 South Korean drama film starring Kang Dong-won, Song Hye-kyo and Jo Sung-mok. It is co-written and directed by E J-yong based on the 2011 novel My Palpitating Life by Kim Aeran. Immature and clumsy Dae-soo and beautiful but foul-mouthed Mi-ra were both 17-year-old teenagers when Mi-ra became pregnant. Their son Ah-reum was...

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The Admiral: Roaring Currents

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The Admiral: Roaring Currents

Saturday, March 21 at 2 PM. Free admission! Part of Korean Cinema Now presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies. The film revolves around the titular Battle of Myeongnyang circa 1597, regarded as one of legendary Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin’s most remarkable naval victories, in which he led the only 12 ships remaining in his command to a heroic victory against an invading Japanese fleet numbering 330 vessels.   Directed by Kim Han-min. 2014. 127...

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Whistle Blower

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Whistle Blower

Saturday, April 11 at 2 PM. Free admission! Part of Korean Cinema Now presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies. A journalist gets an anonymous call which denounces that Dr. LEE, the world’s first stem-cell founder is involved in an illegal ovum purchase, and soon gets to know the tremendous truth hidden in his lab. Directed by Yim Soon-rye. 2014. 14...

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A Hard Day

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A Hard Day

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...

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