Thursday, November 30, 2017,
- Location: Sarratt Cinema
Thursday, November 30
Presented by Haerin Shin, Assistant Professor of English, Cinema & Media Arts, and Asian Studies; and Se Young Kim, Mellon Assistant Professor of Cinema & Media Arts and Asian Studies.
South Korea (2003) Dir: Bong Joon-Ho.
Based on the true story of Korea’s first serial murders in history, which took place between 1986 and 1991 in Gyeonggi Province. Moving from atmospheric mystery to political allegory, with pit stops into slapstick comedy along the way, Bong Joon-ho’s second film, remains impossible to categorize. Newly restored and re-released, the director’s breakthrough feature has lost none of its power to unsettle, and today it feels even stranger than ever. This masterfully crafted thriller resonated with Korean audiences not only because it revisited a moment of national tragedy, but also because it considered it within the tumultuous recent history of South Korea and the traumatic effects of compressed modernity. Korean/English. 131 min.
Post-screening discussion led by Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, Associate Professor of English, Pomona College.
Presented in collaboration with the Department of English, Cinema & Media Arts, and Asian Studies.