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— by Pat Padua: The semi-annual film fest returns with some of the best cinematic offerings Korea has to offer.
Now in its 15th year, the Korean Film Festival is something area moviegoers look forward to every year—thanks to South Korea’s vibrant national cinema. Recent years have run the gamut from the 2016 zombie thriller Train to Busan to the talky arthouse dramas of prolific director Hong Sang-soo. While this year’s programming emphasizes films directed by women, Hong seems to cast a shadow over much of the series, with two from the director himself and one (Hit the Night) that’s a direct response to his why-don’t-we-get-drunk-and-talk M.O. This is a case study in how to program a festival: with titles that capture thematic breadth and resonate with each other in a way that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts…
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May 8, 2019 — 14:00