The Big Apple’s Celebration of Korean Film Enters its 13th Year
Here in Manhattan at the Asian Crush offices, we like to keep an eye on Asian movie happenings around town. From November 6 to 11, the 13th New York Korean Film Festival will be going down.
Founded in 2001 by the programmers at Subway Cinema (the Korea Society took over in ’06), the Korean film festival is taking place this year at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens.
Per the festival’s webpage, a variety of big names, and big flicks, from the Korean film world will be making an appearance. The festival kicks off on the 6th with OFFICE, a cubicle-horror film that made its debut at Cannes back in May. Hong Won-chan, the film’s director, and Ko Ah-sung, its star, will be at the event in Queens.
Director Ryoo Seung-wan will attend, representing his new film (and potential major breakout) VETERAN, which stars Asian Crush favorite, Hwang Jung-min. Major box office smash ASSASSINATION will feature the night of November 7. Additionally, among the Korean films shown, there will be several New York premieres. They include TRAP (Nov. 7), CONFESSION (Nov. 7), THE SHAMELESS (Nov. 7), MADONNA (pictured at top, Nov. 8), and festival closer WONDERFUL NIGHTMARE (Nov. 11).
For more info on the lineup and who/what/when/where, check out the New York Korean Film Festival’s official website. To purchase festival tickets, go to the Museum of the Moving Image’s official site.