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Korean Movie Night 2013 Series Five: Remembering Park Cheol Soo: A Korean Filmmaking Legend


Presented by Korean Cultural Service NY
TUESDAY, October 29th, 2013 @ 7 PM


Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick Street
(on the corner of Canal Street, one block from the A, C, E and 1 train Canal Street stops)

All seating is first come, first served.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Film begins at 7:00 pm.

Series Five: Remembering Park Cheol Soo: A Korean Filmmaking Legend

When prolific Korean director Park Cheol Soo died earlier this year after being hit by a drunk driver, film fans around the world took solace in the fact that while he was gone, his amazing, truly independent masterpieces would live on forever. As huge fans of his work, the Korean Cultural Service pays tribute to this amazing man by offering up three of his most acclaimed films.

Park Cheol Soo led the Korean wave throughout the late 90s, influenced by the time he spent in Manhattan and the indie film scene here. Having popularized Korean cinema worldwide, he also discovered Kim Ki Duk who has changed our perception of Asian film. Taken from us well too soon, Korean Movie Night celebrates the life of Park Cheol Soo starting October 1st… delivering three films guaranteed to move you like never before. As Autumn tugs at the leaves from Manhattan’s trees and the days become short, warm yourself with the memory of Park Cheol Soo and his cinematic masterpieces – brought to you for free, as always, by your friends at The Korean Cultural Service.

B.E.D. (2012, 90 min, North American Premiere)

In the last film he lived to see released, director Park Cheol Soo explores human obsessive desire for sex. Based on a short novel of the same name, B.E.D. is told through the eyes of the three main characters, whose joy, passion, despair and death overflow into one bed. The man B. has an affair with a bored married woman E., who eventually dumps him. In order to get over E., B. marries D., a divorcee with a small daughter, but still keeps the bed in which he made love with E. His obsession with E. never goes away, as he attempts to get her back.

The film will be shown in Korean with English subtitles.

The next free Korean Movie Night screening will be of FACE READER (2013, 139 min) with a new series ‘A Journey to the Wild Side: Epic Korean Cinema!’ on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013.

Korean Cultural Center New York

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