Looking for a free international film in Chicago? Come check out the Korea Days Free Film Screening on Wednesday June 15 where at 6:30pm, they will be showing the Short Film: Broken Night (25 min) and then at 7:15 pm, the Feature Film: Dooman River (89 min). All screenings will take place at the Chicago‘s Museum of Contemporary Art (Theater Entrance, Corner of East Pearson and Mies Van Der Rohe, Water Tower Place). Free Tickets are compliments of The Korea Society. For further inquiries please email Yuni Cho at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOOR MAN RIVER
Winner of the 2010 Pusan International Film Festival NETPAC Award, Director Zhang Lu’s film explores the friendship between two boys, one a DPRK defector who has crossed the Dooman River and the other an ethnic Korean living in China. When more refugees arrive, their tranquil existence is shattered. Zhang Lu’s careful minimalism infuses emotion and touches the hearts of film-goers. Zhang Lu’s first short film, Eleven, appeared at several international films festivals, including the Venice International Film Festival, Busan Asian Short Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival. His first feature film, Tang Poetry,’ won the Locarno International Film Festival in 2004. His next film, Grain in Ear,’ won the Grand Prix-New Currents Award at the Pusan International Film Festival in 2005. He also directed Hyazgar (2007), Chongging (2008), and Iri (2008). This screening is part of the Korean Cinema Now showcase, co-presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and The Korea Society.