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Event: ContemporAsian – Focus on Korea

From our friends at The Korea Society:
ContemporAsian: Focus on Korea
August 5 – 11, 2013 @ MoMA
ContemporAsian: Focus on Korea

The Korea Society and MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) co-present Korean film series; ‘Focus on Korea’ as a part of ‘ContemporAsian’ film series which presents the most eye-catching contemporary Asian films from pan-Asian countries, and this series plays critically acclaimed Korean contemporary films. This year, the selection focuses on films which deal with current social issues, injustice, and human nature as maximizing distinctive narrative skills from some of Korea’s insightful and penetrative renegade filmmakers.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.


Azooma (Gongjeongsahoe) 2012 (74 min, T2) directed by Lee Ji-seung.
Saturday, August 10, 2013 @7:30 p.m. * Filmmaker Present
An ordinary mother stands up against the corrupt and dysfunctional society plays the main protagonist in Azooma to protect her daughter.

National Security (Namyeong-dong 1985) 2012 (106 min, T2) directed by Chung Ji-young.
Monday, August 5, 2013 @7:00 p.m./Tuesday, August 6, 2013 @4:00 p.m./Wednesday, August 7, 2013 @7:00 p.m./Thursday, August 8, 2013 @4:00 p.m./Friday, August 9, 2013 @4:00 p.m. *Filmmaker Present /Saturday, August 10, 2013 @1:30 p.m
This film is based on the memoir written by the late Kim Geun-tae, a famous politician and the former Minister of Health and Welfare in Korea. Kim was captured, imprisoned, and tortured for 22 days at a specially designed facility located at Namyoung-dong on September 1985.

El Condor Pasa (Kon-dol-eun Nal-a-gan-da) 2012 (101 min, T2) directed by JeonSoo-il.
Sunday, August 11, 2013 @5:00 p.m. *Filmmaker Present
Catholic priest Park adored and cared much about a middle school girl, but she was murdered. He departs journey to look for the redemption.

Sleepless Night (Jammotdeuneun Bam) 2012 (65 min, T2) directed by Jang Kun-jae.
Saturday, August 10, 2013 @7:30 p.m./Sunday, August 11, 2013 @2:00 p.m.
A working middle-class married couple in their early thirties struggle through daily trials and facing the decision of starting a family.

White Night (Baek-ya) 2012 (75 min, T2) directed by Leesong Hee-il.
Saturday, August 10, 2013 @4:00 p.m.
The film is loosely based on a real-life hate crime that happened in Seoul, and two men try to overcome from the wound.

All Films in Korean with English subtitles.

Theater Address: MoMA. 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019 (By Subway, E, M to 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue or B, D, F to 47-50 Street Rockefeller Center)

For more information, click here: The Korea Society or MoMA

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About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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