South Korea

MVIFF 2019: CLOSING NIGHT FILM: PARASITE + Closing Party at LA SOFFITTA (Special Asian menu)

| 2019 | 2 hrs 12 mins | |
A Film by Bong Joon-Ho

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Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and…

BURNING

| 2018 | 2 hrs 28 mins. | | ,
A Film by Lee Chang-dong

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BURNING tells the story of three individuals and a mysterious incident they experience. Jongsu bumps into an old friend, Haemi, on a part-time delivery job. Haemi asks Jongsu to take care of her cat while she leaves on a trip to Africa. When she returns, Haemi introduces Jongsu to Ben, a man…

THE HANDMAIDEN

| 2016 | 145 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Chan-wook Park

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From PARK Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE, THIRST and STOKER, comes a ravishing new crime drama inspired by the novel ‘FINGERSMITH’ by British author Sarah Waters. Having transposed the story to 1930s-era colonial Korea and Japan, Park presents a gripping and sensual tale of a young Japanese Lady living…

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring with special guest Tenzin Namsel

| 2003 | 103 min. | |
A Film by Ki-duk Kim

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Afterwards there will be a discussion with Tenzin Namsel about the movie’s Buddhist themes. Tenzin Namsel is an American Buddhist monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Over the years, Namsel has developed his Buddhist studies and Practice with a variety of well-respected and learned masters within the four main lineages of Tibetan Buddhism,…