“Monstrous: The Dark Side of New Korean Cinema”

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has another spooky season program, this time dedicated to the “Dark Side of New Korean Cinema.”

“This series, bookended by two works of Park Chan-wook (Oldboy and Thirst), highlights the first decade of the 21st century to examine the complexities of Korean genre films, and their aesthetics and narratives in the context of a country amidst a changing world at the dawn of a new millennium. Presented in part by a grant from the Korea Foundation, the series also introduces viewers to the filmmakers who pioneered the global establishment of Korean horror films whose storylines span from domestic issues to war, serial killing, colonial trauma, and foreign intervention.”

If you are in Los Angeles this month, you should go! If not, find some new movies you’d like to see! More information here.

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