The Year of the Film Professionals moves on to focus on composer Cho Young-wuk. The first film to be shown, The Contact (Chang Yoon-Hyun 1997), has been on my watchlist for a while, so I’ll be sure to be there: Jeon Do-yeon’s first feature, with a youthful Han Suk-kyu.
The Contact (접속)
Jang Yoon-hyeon, 1997
Thursday 10 July, 7pm, KCCUK
Runtime 106 mins [Book on the KCC website]
Dong-hyun, a radio DJ, has recently been dumped by his girlfriend. Lovelorn and scorned his mood is lifted when he receives a copy of a vinyl Velvet Underground LP thinking that it is a gift from his ex. Since it holds a special meaning for his demised relationship, he plays Pale Blue Eyes from the record. Meanwhile, listening on the radio, Soo-hyun, a home shopping telemarketer, becomes mesmerized by the song. Over the internet she contacts Dong-hyun requesting for the song to be played again. Dong-hyun obliges and replies, hoping that his mysterious emailer is his ex-girlfriend or someone she knows.
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.