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SHOWING 19 FILMS FROM SOUTH KOREA
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BRAND NEW LIFE

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Ounie Lecomte
  • Country: France, South Korea
When her father offers to take her on a trip, nine-year-old Jin-hee happily sings him a love song, the bittersweet notes inaudible to her own ear, until she realizes he has abandoned her at a Catholic orphanage. Drawing raves from the Cannes to Berlin film festivals, Ounie Lecomte's directorial debut, a semi-autobiographical portrait of 1970s South Korea, masterfully captures an emotional journey of loss, friendship, and starting anew. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)

CHUPACHUPS

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Directed By: Ji-suk Kyung
  • Country: South Korea
After passing the civil service examination Sung-joo returns to her hometown to spend the day with her friend, Shin-hee, who stayed behind, in Chupachups.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Fallout program. |Read More
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DIRTY CARNIVAL

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 141 minutes
  • Directed By: Ha Yoo
  • Country: South Korea
Low-level gangster Byung-doo takes on a high-risk mission to pay the bills for his widowed mother and siblings. But when he succeeds, he finds himself quickly rising through the ranks of South Korea's organized crime world, paving the way for this exceptional saga of greed, betrayal, violence and tragedy. The literal translation of the Korean title is "mean streets." |Read More
Drama, Crime
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FISH EYES

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Directed By: Wei Zheng
  • Country: South Korea, China
Set during the 2008 Olympics on the outskirts of Beijing, first-time filmmaker Zheng Wei's beautiful and poetic portrait of modern China tells a simple but poignant story about a father, son, and mysterious young woman that subtly explores the physical and psychological tensions that exist in a land where emerging capitalism and accelerating modernization are rapidly overtaking traditional values. |Read More
Drama
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JOURNALS OF MUSAN

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 127 minutes
  • Directed By: Park Jungbum
  • Country: South Korea
Park Jungbum's stunning and much-lauded debut is the story of a North Korean defector forging a life in capitalist South Korea. As both director and actor, Park (assistant director of Lee Chang-dong's stirring Poetry) fully realizes a disarmingly beautiful vision of loneliness, disconnect, and ethical ambiguity in this story of a lost soul's struggle to connect. |Read More
Drama
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MILKY WAY LIBERATION FRONT

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Yoon Seong-ho
  • Country: South Korea
Writer's block may be the least of rookie filmmaker Ryu Young-jae's problems. His girlfriend ditched him, his first feature production is falling apart, and things are looking like they'll only get worse in this absurd adventure from one of South Korea's edgiest young filmmakers. |Read More
Comedy
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MY DEAR ENEMY

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 123 minutes
  • Directed By: Yoon-ki Lee
  • Country: South Korea
Lee Yoon-Ki's (This Charming Girl) deadpan comedy trails a pair of former lovers—he's a romantic and she's a realist—who bump into each other one year down the road. She wants back a hunk of cash she lent him, so they spend the day winding through downtown Seoul on a hilarious mission to collect his old debts. |Read More
Drama
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9 AT 38

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Catherine Lee
  • Country: South Korea, USA
Juilliard-trained violinist Hyungjoon Won is about to realize a dream seven years in the making: a joint concert by North and South Korean musicians straddling the 38th parallel. But military aggression and apathy soon threaten to derail his plan. |Read More
New York, Documentary, Music, Female Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Asian American Director(s), Tribeca Film Institute Alumni

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