Cinematographer Chung Chung-hoon is the second of the KCC’s film professionals

Chung Chung-hoonNews of season 2 of the KCC’s “Year of the Film Professionals”. This quarter we are focusing on cinematographer Chung Chung Hoon, who is associated with, or indeed created, Park Chan-wook’s visual style. Note that the Q&A is mid-season, at the end of May.

Here are the screenings:

Jung_Jung_Hoon_Lady_Vengeance_picksThursday 10 Apr 7pm: Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

Director: Park Chan-wook
112mins / Cert.18
The third and final chapter in the Park Chan-wook Vengeance trilogy sees a beautiful but deadly woman, Geum-ja, seeking revenge against the man who framed her for murder. Book

Jung_Jung_Hoon_Antarctic_Journal_picksThursday 24 Apr 7pm: Antarctic Journal

Director: Yim Pil-sung
114mins / Cert.15
During an expedition to the ‘Pole of Inaccessibility’ in the Antarctic, a team of six explorers experience strange and sinister forces after coming into contact with a mysterious journal.

Jung_Jung_Hoon_I_m_a_cyborg_But_That_s_OK_picksThursday 15 May 7pm: I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK

Dicrector: Park Chan-wook
105mins / Cert.15
Young-goon works in a factory and thinks she is a cyborg. She believes that she is a cyborg refusing to eat and cutting her wrists to insert wires. Another inmate, Il-soon, a schizophrenic, who constantly ears a bunny mask, makes it his goal to make Young-goon eat so she does not starve herself to death.

Jung_Jung_Hoon_Stoker_picksThursday 29 May 7pm: Stoker + Q&A

Director: Park Chan-wook
99mins / Cert.18
Stoker marks the sixth production that director Park Chan-wook, and cinematographer Chung Chung-jung have collaborated on and is certainly the most beautiful. Dealing with themes of violence that the two storytellers are well versed in, Stoker, is by far the most successful American production by Korean filmmakers to date.

Jung_Jung_Hoon_Blades_of_Blood_picksThursday 12 June 7pm: Blades of Blood

Director: Lee Joon-ik
111mins / Cert.15
It’s the Chosun dynasty in the late 16th Century, and Korea is on the verge of being invaded by the Japanese. Two men – a Royal descendant Lee Mong-hak and the legendary blind swordsman Hwang Jeong-hak – create a ‘grand union’ to unite the country’s people and to stamp out corruption.

Jung_Jung_Hoon_Thirst_pick2sThursday 26 June 7pm: Thirst

Director: Park Chan-wook
133mins / Cert.18
Catholic priest, Sang-hyun, is a devoted and devout member of the local community. His level of commitment has him volunteering for medical research but a side-effect of the experimentation is that the priest has turned into a vampire.

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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