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Park Chan-wook Retrospective to Be Held

2004/06/06 Source

By Joon Soh
Staff Reporter
A special retrospective on the films by award-winning director Park Chan-wook will take place at Theater 2.0 in Apkujong-dong, Seoul from Friday.

All of Park's films, including "Old Boy", which recently received the runner-up prize at Cannes, will be screened until June 22. They include the director's first film "Tal-un ... Haega Kkunun Kkum (Moon Is a Dream of the Sun)" from 1992, which tells of two brothers who take different directions in life; "Saminjo (Trio)" from 1997, a comedy about three people who try to find something they lost; "Joint Security Area JSA" from 2000, a drama detailing friendship between South and North Korean soldiers in the DMZ; and 2002's "Poksu-nun Na-ui Kot (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance)" a gritty tale of revenge exacted by a man whose daughter is kidnapped.

The screenings are being organized by Theater 2.0 and the theater and film department of Dankook University. A special question-and-answer session with Park will take place on at 8:30 p.m. on June 22 at the theater. The films will not show English subtitles.

Tickets are 6,000 won each. The theater is located near Apkujong Station on subway line 3. For more information call (02) 3444-6640 or go to www.theater2.co.kr (in Korean).

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