The Korea Society presents the 11th New York Korean Film Festival (NYKFF) in its second year at BAM Rose Cinema & Cinematek. In cooperation with BAMcinématek, The New York Korean Film Festival (NYKFF) is the foremost North American festival dedicated to showcasing the most commercially successful mainstream Korean films of the year.
2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q to Atlantic Ave or D, M, N, R to Pacific Street.
Tickets: $12 at the box office.
Friday 22 - Sunday 24, February, 2013
BAM Rose Cinema
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
(718) 636-4100 x 1
|Friday, February 22 |||7:00 Pieta||9:30 All Bark, No Bite|
|Saturday, February 23 |||4:00 Dancing Queen||6:30 Masquerade||9:15 A Werewolf Boy|
|Sunday, February 24 |||2:00 In Another Country||4:30 Architecture 101||7:00 Deranged|
Friday, February 22 | 7:00 PM
Directed by Kim Ki-duk. With Jo Min-soo, Lee Jung-jin, Kang Eun-jin, and Kim Jae-rok. A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. After making Dream (2008), director Kim lived in seclusion for 4 years before directing Pieta. With themes of redemption and forgiveness, the film won numerous prizes, including the Golden Lion Award at Venice International Film Festival 2012 (a first for Korean film). A special premier, before Drafthouse releases the film to theaters in May, 2013. 104 min.
Friday, February 22 | 7:00 PM
Directed by Jo Byeong-ok. With Kim Mu-yeol, Jin Seon-gyu, Seo Dong-gap, and Kim Hyun-jung. Even a remote town breeds a gang. Young men pass the time on the rooftop of a run-down coffee house, picking a fight with a delivery boy and collecting debt on behalf of others. Even though the hoodlums are not exactly saints, they never really harm anyone and care about each other. Then one day, the legendary gang member Seil comes back and threatens to take away their self-respect and peaceful life. Will they bite back? 96 min.
Saturday, February 23 | 7:00 PM
Directed by Lee Seok-hoon. With Hwang Jung-min, Um Jeung-hwa, and Ra Mi-ran. This lovable romantic comedy shows that dreams can come true if you just try hard enough. A housewife gets the chance of a lifetime to become a dance singer. However, she barely begins to feel excited about her upcoming challenge when her husband makes a shocking declaration that he is running for mayor of Seoul. This is the third collaboration between actress Um Jung-hwa and actor Hwang Jung-min, so their chemistry sets the screen on fire. Real pop singer Un’s dancing skills are a joy for the eyes. 124 min.
Saturday, February 23 | 6:30 PM
Directed by Choo Chang-min. With Lee Byung-hun, Ryu Seung-ryong, and Han Hyo-joo. In order to avoid assassination, King Gwang Hae orders a body double be found. By time the council finds a suitable candidate from the common folk, the King has already been poisoned and is in a coma. The commoner must now rule the kingdom. After over 20 years as an actor, Lee Byung-hun (Shadow Storm; G.I. Joe) stars in a historical drama. Adapted from The Prince and Pauper, the story takes place in 16th century Choson Korea, and Lee plays both roles of the tragic historical figure of King Kwang Hae and his body double. Masquerade topped the box-office charts in 2012. 131 min.
Saturday, February 23 | 9:15 PM
Directed by Jo Sung-Hee. With Song Joong-ki, Park Bo-young. “This remarkable entertainment features an undying love, suspense, a sci-fi mystery, tenderness,...and some very jagged teeth”-Tony Rayns from Vancouver Int. Film Festival 2012. The first big-budget feature film from director Jo Sung-hee (End of Animal, 2011) is an unexpectedly powerful love story. A Korean grandmother remembers her family's move into a new home after the war, where they come across a mysterious wild boy. South Korean heartthrob Song Joong-ki shows that he is more than a pretty face. 125 min.
Sunday, February 24 | 2:00 PM
Written and directed by Hong Sang-soo. With Isabelle Huppert, Yu Jun-sang, Kwon Hye-hyo, Moon So-ri. Encore screening after premiered at ‘Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today’ at MoMA 2012. Widely well known Korean director, Hang Sang-soo’s film which earned critical acclaim at Cannes Film Festival 2012, French national actress, Isabelle Huppert plays three roles who falls in love with married man and come to seaside town in Korea. The interplay of parallel narratives is exquisitely handled, and In Another Country is a luminous bagatelle. 88 min.
Sunday, February 24 | 4:30 PM
Directed by Lee Yong-joo. With Um Tae-woong, Han Ga-in, Lee Je-hoon, and Suzy. After 15 years, Seo-yeon reappears and requests that he design a house for her. The narrative goes back and forth between the past and present day. This romantic drama examines the bittersweet memory and nostalgia adults feel for their first loves. It sold 4.1 million tickets, a box-office record for Korean melodramas, and was voted the movie of 2012 to watch again. 118 min.
Sunday, February 24 | 7:00 PM
Directed by Park Jeong-woo. With Kim Myung-min, Moon Jeong-hee, Kim Dong-wan, and Lee Ha-nui. Jae-hyuk works as a medical supplies salesman; his brother Jae-pil is a detective. The discovery of a series of floating, skeletal bodies around the country sparks hysteria. People have been jumping into water as if possessed and drowning themselves. When Jae-pil meets the mayor of a small town who claims he witnessed several men in work uniforms dumping infected dogs into the streams, he realizes that there is a conspiracy behind the outbreak. 109 min.