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Korean Film Festival DC 2011 and FilmFest DC Movie Schedules

Every year there are many movie festivals, and this spring there are 2 Korean-related movie festivals.

Below are the upcoming festival movies as of April 10, 2011. First is for the  Korean Film Festival DC 2011, and below that are the FilmFest DC movies from South Korea.

Korean Film Festival DC 2011 Schedule

All films are 35mm, in color, and in Korean with English subtitles. For more details visit the official Smithsonian website or their film descriptions page.

Locations codes:
* FGA = Freer Gallery of Art
* AFI = AFI Silver Theatre

Movies:

  • Secret Reunion (director.: Jang Hun, 2010, 116 min.).  Friday, April 8, 7 PM, FGA
  • Breathless (director.: Yang Ik-june, 2008, 130 min.). Sunday, April 10, 2 PM, FGA
  • Possessed (director.: Lee Yong-ju, Korea, 2009, 106 min.). Friday, April 15, 7 PM, FGA
  • Hahaha – 하하하 (Ha Ha Ha) (director.: Hong Sang-soo, 2010, 115 min.). Sunday, April 17, 2 PM, FGA
  • Poetry (director.: Lee Chang-dong, 2010, 139 min.).  Friday, April 22, 7 PM, FGA
  • Old Partner (director.: Lee Chung-ryoul, 2008, 78 min.).  Sunday, April 24, 1 PM, FGA
  • Oki’s Movie (director.: Hong Sang-soo, 2010, 80 min.). Sunday, April 24, 3 PM, FGA
  • Paju (dir.: Park Chan-ok, 2009, 111 min.). Friday, April 29, 7 PM, FGA
  • The Housemaid (director.: Im Sang-soo, 2010, 107 min.): Friday, May 6, 7 PM, FGA, and Saturday, May 7, 5:30 PM, AFI (Special – In Person: Im Sang-soo, director)
  • A Good Lawyer’s Wife (dir.: Im Sang-soo, 2003, 104 min.). Saturday, May 7, 1 PM, FGA and Sunday, May 8, 4:45 PM, AFI (Special: In Person: Im Sang-soo, director)
  • The President’s Last Bang (dir.: Im Sang-soo, 2005, 104 min.) Sunday, May 8, 2 PM, FGA – In Person: Im Sang-soo, director
  • I Saw the Devil (dir.: Kim Ji-woon, 2010, 143 min.). Saturday, May 14, 9:30 PM, AFI and Monday, May 16, 8:15 PM, AFI
  • The Housemaid (director.: Kim Ki-young, 1960, 108 min., B&W) – the original version.  Sunday, May 15, 2 PM, FGA
  • Woman of Fire ’82 (director.: Kim Ki-young, 121 min.). Friday, May 20, 7 PM, FGA. Carnivore (dir.: Kim Ki-young, 1984, 105 min.). Sunday, May 22, 2 PM, FGA
  • Scandal Makers (director.: Kang Hyung-chul, 2008, 108 min.). Monday, May 23, 6:30 PM, AFI. Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 PM, AFI
  • Actresses – 여배우들 (Yeobaeudeul) – (director.: E. J-yong, 2009, 104 min.). Sunday, June 5, 5:15 PM, AFI. Wednesday, June 8, 7 PM, AFI

 


FilmFest DC – South Korean Movies – Tickets

The Actresses – 여배우들 (Yeobaeudeul) – E J-yong – South Korea – 104 mins

  • Six actresses are brought together on Christmas eve for a once-in-a-lifetime Vogue magazine cover shoot. Of course, when working with actresses and their respective entourages and demands, anything can happen. Shot documentary-style, The Actresses is rife with industry jokes, low blows, egos, and insecurities.
  • Friday, April 15 6:30 PM Landmark’s E Street Cinema $11.00
  • Saturday, April 16 6:30 PM Landmark’s E Street Cinema $11.00

A Brand New Life – Ounie Lecomte – South Korea, France – 92 mins

  • Little Jin-hee (Kim Sae-ron) sports a sweet, mischievous and open smile for her father, who takes her shopping in the open market and then to dinner. Of him we see only a hand to hold, a jacket dangling at Jin-hee’s eye level, or the back she clings to as they ride home on a bicycle. The next day, they take a bus to Jin-hee’s future.
  • Friday, April 8 6:30 PM Landmark’s E Street Cinema $11.00
  • Saturday, April 9 6:45 PM Landmark’s E Street Cinema $11.00

The Man from Nowhere – Ajussi – 아저씨 – Lee Jeong-Beom – South Korea – 119 mins

  • A huge summer hit in Korea, The Man from Nowhere is a well-plotted action thriller made with energy, taste, and heart. Cha Tae-Shik (Won Bin) is a shadowy figure hiding from the world as the half-hearted owner of a small pawnshop in Seoul. His only human contact is with his neighbors, a sleazy nightclub dancer and her neglected young daughter, who gets kidnapped.
  • Sunday, April 10 2:00 PM Landmark’s E Street Cinema $11.00
  • Monday, April 11 8:45 PM Landmark’s E Street Cinema $11.00 at box office

Painted Fire. Im Kwon-taek – South Korea – 117 mins

  • Korean master Im Kwon-taek shared the best director prize at Cannes in 2002 for this old-fashioned, beautifully crafted biopic of painter Jang Seung-up, who was born in 1843 and disappeared 54 years later. Jang’s life provides more than enough drama and historical incident for this rich evocation of Korea’s past.
  • Wednesday, April 13 8:45 PM Regal Cinemas Gallery Place $11.00
  • Saturday, April 16 8:45 PM Landmark’s E Street Cinema $11.00

The Recipe.  Anna Lee – South Korea – 104 mins

  • Mixing romance, crime, story, black comedy, missing-persons drama, modern fairy tale, and food to near perfection, The Recipe centers on a TV producer searching for the recipe for an enchanting spicy bean-curd stew—and its elusive creator.
  • Wednesday, April 13 6:30 PM Regal Cinemas Gallery Place $11.00
  • Thursday, April 14 6:30 PM Regal Cinemas Gallery Place $11.00

FilmFest DC – Tickets

 

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