Friday, June 06, 2014

Free subtitled screening of Kim Ki-young's 'Housemaid' (1960) tomorrow

Tomorrow, June 7, at 3pm, Barry Welsh's Seoul Film Society and Royal Asiatic Society's Cinema Club will team up to show, with English subtitles,Kim Ki-young's twisted masterpiece from 1960, 'Housemaid.' It will be introduced by the director's son and a discussion of the film will follow for those who wish to take part.

 As Criterion describes it:
A torrent of sexual obsession, revenge, and betrayal is unleashed under one roof in this venomous melodrama from South Korean master Kim Ki-young. Immensely popular in its home country when it was released, The Housemaid is the thrilling, at times jaw-dropping story of the devastating effect an unstable housemaid has on the domestic cocoon of a bourgeois, morally dubious music teacher, his devoted wife, and their precocious young children. Grim and taut yet perched on the border of the absurd, Kim’s film is an engrossing tale of class warfare and familial disintegration that has been hugely influential on the new generation of South Korean filmmakers.
If you're looking for an entertaining few hours tomorrow, feel free to join us.

Date: Saturday, May 3rd.
Time: 3pm.
Admission: Free
Place: Haechi Hall in Seoul Global Culture and Tourism Center
(5th Floor M Plaza in Myeong-dong) (See here for more information on Facebook and see here for directions.)

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