The Jang Sun-woo season winds up on Thursday with one of koreanfilm.org’s top 10 films of the 1990s:
Lovers in Woomukbaemi
7pm, Thursday 26th August
Director: Jang Sun-woo
Cast: Park Joong-hoon, Choi Myoung-gil
Certificate: 18 (South Korea)
Running Time: 114 mins
The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground Floor, Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW
Booking is required, please email email@example.com or call 020 7004 2600 to reserve your place. Admission is free.
Lovers in Woomukbaemi is different type of film compared to Jang Sun-woo’s previously screened in this retrospective. Lovers has far more of a comedic touch to any subject previously tackled by the director. Situated in the small poverty stricken town, Woomukbaemi, South Korea, it centres on a clothes factory manager and the triangular relationship between himself, his insatiably jealous and violent wife and one of his employees. Each character helps to represent Jang Sun-woo’s perceptions of the thoughts, feelings and humour of the lower class at the time. A hugely funny film yet not any less important than any of Jang Sun-woo’s other films.
This film will be screened from a VHS copy and the quality may not live up to DVD expectations.
We hope you will join us for this night, the last in our ‘Jang Sun-woo Variations’ theme running throughout August. To reserve your place please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)20 7004 2600. Admission is free.
Please be advised that visitors cannot be admitted after 7.10pm.
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