Thursday, December 10, 2009

Director Bong is here!

An event in LACMA in Los Angeles! Worldly renowned Korean director Bong Joon-Ho is coming to LA!


Everything is a Mystery: Four Films by Bong Joon-ho

December 11 - December 12

"[A] director of eye-popping originality and voracious range…for [whom] the past is a sentence that trails off but never ends, a devastating ellipsis in the mind."—Ed Park, Cinema Scope.

LACMA is proud to host the first-ever Los Angeles retrospective of Korea's purveyor of the lyrical blockbuster, Bong Joon-ho. In the course of just four features—his third film, The Host, remains the highest-grossing Korean film of all time—Bong has established himself as a masterful manipulator of genre tropes who maintains a jaundiced eye and a penchant for slapstick absurdity. From rom-com (Barking Dogs Never Bite) to CGI creature feature (The Host) with two procedurals along the way, Bong skewers authority while depicting the webs of intrigue that gum up the mechanisms of modern life. His characters are ruthless detectives who end up down one rabbit hole or another.
In Bong's elegant widescreen thrill-rides, both intimate in scale and allegorical in scope, the id is seen as a menacing and unstoppable force of monstrous proportions that sweeps away everything in its path.

Note: Bong will be on hand for a preview screening of his latest film,Mother, this year's foreign-language Oscar submission from South Korea.

Special thanks to: Magnolia Pictures, Marina Bailey Film Publicity and Palm Pictures.

December 117:30 PM The Host (Gwoemul)
December 119:40 PM Barking Dogs Never Bite (Peullandaseu-ui Gae)
December 124:30 PM Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok)
December 127:30 PM Mother (Madeo)

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