The 13th New York Korean Film Festival
 
 
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THE 13th NEW YORK KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL (NYKFF) @ MoMI



November 6–11

The 13th Annual New York Korean Film Festival showcases the nation's cinema doing what it does best: the crime thriller, the romantic fantasy, and feverish erotica. The peninsula’s filmmakers bend genre cinema to a uniquely Korean pulse and purpose, making the modestly sized country's national film industry arguably the most vibrant in East Asia. The thrilling complications of love and crime steal the show in this year's line up, as partnerships go south and fickle passions lead to betrayal. Resistance fighters navigate the intrigue of colonial-era Korea, love affairs are smothered as quickly as they are kindled, and hardboiled cops dig at the ugly truth in a collection of massive blockbusters and critical favorites from the international festival circuit, with five New York premieres.

The festival features an exceptional group of guest speakers, including star director Ryoo Seung-wan and producers Kang Hye-jung and Park Jung (Veteran); directors Shin Suwon (Madonna), Lee Do-yun (Confession), Kang Hyo-jin (Wonderful Nightmare), Oh Seung-uk (The Shameless), and Hong Won-chan (Office); and actress Koh Ah-sung.

Presented in collaboration with The Korea Society and Subway Cinema 
Major support provided by the Korea Foundation



Office (오피스) 2015

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OPENING NIGHT

Office (오피스)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015 | 6:30 PM

New York Premiere

With director Hong Won-chan and star Ko Ah-sung in person

Followed by a reception in the Museum lobby and cafe

Dir. Hong Won-chan. 2015, 111 mins. B.R. With: Ko Ah-sung, Park Seong-woong, Bae Seong-woo. After gruesomely murdering his family, a midlevel manager (Bae Seong-woo) dutifully returns to the office, haunting the building like a vengeful ghost and turning the otherwise bland workspace into a house of terror. Legitimately alarmed, his colleagues nonetheless sing his praises to the police—a hint that there’s more to the matter than a disgruntled employee suddenly snapping. Described as “hearty genre entertainment” by Variety, this Cannes “Midnight Madness” selection is a perfect outlet for young leading actress Ko Ah-sung.

 

“Workplace blues wrought large and crimson red.” —  Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter

“Razor-sharp satire on petty politics in the corporate world [...] laced with wickedly bitchy dialogue” — Maggie Lee, Variety

 

Hong Won-chan was the screenwriter for Confession of Murder (2012), The Yellow Sea (2010), The Scam (2009), and The Chaser (2007—a selection at Cannes), before making his directorial debut with Office.


The youngest of three sisters, Ko Ah-sung started acting at an early age and played the memorable role of the daughter in Bong Joon-ho’s The Host (2006). Her film credits include The Beauty Inside (2015), Thread of Lies (2014), Snowpiercer (2013), Duet (2012), After the Banquet (2009), A Brand New Life (2009), Radio Dayz (2008), and The Happy Life (2007).


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THE PIRATES (해적: 바다로 간 산적) 2014

THE PIRATES (해적: 바다로 간 산적) 2014

 
MAN ON HIGH HEELS (하이힐) 2014

MAN ON HIGH HEELS (하이힐) 2014

 
THE ADMIRAL: ROARING CURRENTS (명량 - 회오리 바다다) 2014

THE ADMIRAL: ROARING CURRENTS (명량 - 회오리 바다다) 2014

 
A HARD DAY (끝까지 간다) 2014

A HARD DAY (끝까지 간다) 2014

 
THE ATTORNEY (변호인) 2013

THE ATTORNEY (변호인) 2013

 
GYEONGJU (경주) 2014

GYEONGJU (경주) 2014

 
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