Join Film at Lincoln Center for a season of South Korean cinema, featuring Bong Joon Ho's Palme d'Or winner Parasite (opening October 16) followed by the series Relentless Invention: New Korean Cinema, 1996-2003 (November 22–December 4). See more information at filmlinc.org/newkorean
The South Korean film industry has been in the midst of a remarkable, decades-long creative explosion, with Bong Joon Ho, Hong Sangsoo, and Park Chan-wook jolting new life into arthouse and genre cinema alike. With the end of the nation’s military rule and the relaxing of government censorship, Korean film experienced the kind of renaissance that hadn’t been seen since its golden age in the 1950s. This new generation of filmmakers took more than political and social issues as their inspiration: they re-energized national cinema in the late 1990s and early 2000s with homegrown blockbusters that imbued the pleasures of pop cinema with a subversive, gleefully inventive approach to genre and a sharp sociopolitical edge. From tear-jerking romances to supernatural shockers, ultra-stylish thrillers to offbeat comedies, this survey celebrates a vital movement that’s as audaciously innovative as it is unabashedly entertaining. Presented in collaboration with Subway Cinema and Korean Cultural Center New York.
Organized by Goran Topalovic, Dennis Lim, and Tyler Wilson.
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