As of last night, the “Epic Romance” series put on by New York’s Korean Cultural Service is over. Boohoo and whatnot, sure, but it’s time to look forward. This next series may be short, but it’s got a pretty awesome twist, which I kind of spoiled in the headline: actress Yoon Jin-seo will be attending one of the screenings(!!!).
If you’ve gotten this far, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen Oldboy, so you will remember her as the young girl/sister who died on the bridge, and is really the cause of quite a lot of Oh Dae-su’s trouble. Well, since then, she’s been in other movies, and this series will prove it to you. Neither of the films have been screened in North America before, so that will make you all kinds of special if you see them, and if you go to the screening of Secret Love, the actress herself will be there to answer questions and things.
Also, as per usual, it’s all free. So that’s cool.
The full press release can be found below.
Korean Movie Night
from July 10, 2012 – July 24, 2012
courtesy of the Korean Cultural Service
Every other Tuesday @ 7pm
(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 6:30pm.
YOON JIN-SEO – An Actress on the Edge:
FROM OLDBOY TO BEASTIE BOYS
Nearly a decade ago, Yoon Jin-Seo exploded onto the world of cinema with her star-making role in Park Chan-wook’s blockbuster OLDBOY. The stunning 29-year-old young actress has been a staple of the Korean film industry ever since and from the supernatural horrors of Ki-hwan Oh’s Voices to the laugh-packed Good Day for an Affair, this petite powerhouse has the world’s attention and shows no signs of slowing down. After ten short years, her résumé now tallies more than a dozen of Korea’s biggest features, so it’s no surprise that the Korean Cultural Service – in association with The New York Asian Film Festival – is immensely proud to present two of this talented, boundary-pushing young actress’ most powerful new films… with Ms. Jin-Seo herself in attendance!
JULY 10 – SECRET LOVE (2009)
Only two months after their storybook marriage, beautiful young Yeon-Yi (Yoon Jin-Seo) is suffering through the repercussions of a tragic car accident that’s placed her handsome new husband Jin-woo (Oldboy’s Yoo Ji-Tae) into a deep coma. Utterly destroyed, she finds herself waiting at the airport for her husband’s brother Jin-Ho, but, never having previously met, Yeon-Yi shocked to discover that he and Jin-woo are identical twins. Initially cold toward each other, the two soon fall head-over-heels in forbidden love… and things become even more problematic when Jin-woo suddenly awakens from his coma.
Actress Yoon Jin-Seo will introduce the film, and will participate in a Q&A session following the feature!
JULY 24 – BEASTIE BOYS (2008)
North American Premiere
The once-affluent Seung-Woo (pop superstar Yoon Kye-Sang) is now relegated to serving female customers at a host bar – a late-night job that dangerously flirts with male prostitution. When his encounters with the lovely Ji-Won (Yoon Jin-Seo) turn into more than just a customer-host relationship, the realities of his job quickly rear their ugly head. Meanwhile, his drunk, gambling-obsessed boss Jae-Hyeon (The Chaser’s Ha Jung-Woo) is causing his own complications and, when every problem suddenly collides – Seung-Woo discovers it’s going to take more than just street smarts for him to come out this job unscathed.