Invitation: Korean Movie Week In The Urania Cinema In Budapest, Until 9 November

  • 5 Nov 2012 3:00 AM
Invitation: Korean Movie Week In The Urania Cinema In Budapest, Until 9 November
Organized by the Korean Cultural Center and hosted by Urania National Cinema the 5th Korean movie week will take place this year, from the 5th of November until the 9th. The peculiarity of this year’s Korean movie week is that all of the films were directed by the same person: Kim Ki-duk. Kim’s latest movie, Pieta, won the Golden Lion prize at this year’s Venice movie festival, this being the first time ever when a Korean movie won one of the most prestigious (Cannes, Berlin, Venice) international film festivals.

Unfortunately, the director isn’t well received at home because he is a self-taught director from a lower-class family who always portrays sharp social criticism.

Attendance at the Korean movie week is free, seats are available on a first come first serve basis until there’s still capacity. The films will be shown in original language with subtitles.

Place: Uránia cinema – Rákóczi Street 21, 1088 Budapest
Time: November 5-9


5. Monday 18:00
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring / Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom

6. Tuesday 19:00
3-Iron / Bin jip

7. Wednesday 19:00
The Bow / Hwal

8. Thursday 19:00
Breath / Soom

9. Friday 19:00
Time / Shigan

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
This beautiful, poetic, Buddhist story shows us the character development of a monk from childhood (spring) through adolescence (summer) and youth (fall) until adulthood (winter), where the disciple turns into a master, with the arrival of a child (spring) the cycle of seasons and the stages of character development starting over again.

A young Korean boy wanders the streets of Soul on his motorcycle sticking flyers on the doors of the houses he passes by. Whenever the flyers are not removed and the boy figures that the house is thus vacant, he breaks in and spends a few nights at the place without stealing anything. As payment he cleans up, does the laundry and repairs anything broken in the house. The life of this kind burglar takes a big turn when he is found by an abused housewife in one of the houses he believed to be vacant…

The Bow
An old sailor and a 16 year old girl are living on a rickety boat. Their only source of livelihood is that they welcome fisherman on board. The teenage girl was found by the old sailor over a decade ago, and he has raised her ever since. The girl means the whole world to him, and he plans to marry her once she comes of age. When a handsome young boy visits their ship, falls in love with the girl and wants to show her the outside world, the life on the ship and the relationship between the sailor and the girl changes drastically…

After Yeon finds out that her husband has been cheating on her, she decides on impulse to visit a young man she saw on TV receiving death sentence. The first meeting has such an impression on her that she goes back to prison on a daily basis to meet him. She decorates the room where they can talk and sings to the man, who just sits and listens silently.

Ji-woo and Se-hee’s relationship is in ruins. Although, Ji-woo is aware of his girlfriend’s jealousy, this does not prevent him from openly flirting with many women. Se-hee does not want to lose the man, and decides to undergo plastic surgery in order to stand as a new person, Sae-hee, in front of the unsuspecting Ji-woo.

By László Kelemen for

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