Movie: 'Jiseul' at CAAMFest

  • March 15, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Note: Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Running time is 108 minutes. Tickets are $10 as part of a CAAMFest 6-Pack, $10 for CAAM members, $11 for students, seniors (65+) and the disabled, and $12 general, available at the CAAMFest Web site. Tickets CAN and WILL sell out, so get yours sooner rather than later. We'll meet in the ticket holders' line, and anyone who has trouble finding the venue or the group can call Alby at[masked]-5971.

CAAMFest (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival) takes place March 14 through 24 at venues across the Bay Area, showcasing film, music, food and digital media by some of the world's leading Asian and Asian American artists.

Writer-director O Muel's second feature, a stark expressionist take on a little-known tragedy of postwar Korea, won the World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Synopsis: In 1948, a group of villagers on Jeju Island goes into hiding when the U.S. Army orders the arrest or execution of all people living five kilometers outside the Korean Peninsula.

Trailer here:

"As hazy and haunting as a half-forgotten nightmare." -- Maggie Lee, Variety

"Beautiful and solemn" -- Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter

Official selection of the Busan, Rotterdam, Sundance and Vesoul film festivals


  • World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, 2013 Sundance Film Festival
  • Cyclo d'Or (grand prize), 2013 Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema
  • CGV Movie Collage Award, Director's Guild of Korea Award for Best Director, Citizen Reviewers' Award and NETPAC Jury Award, 2012 Busan International Film Festival

We'll meet and greet after the movie.  Join us!

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  • Terry P.

    Hi Folks, check out my review of Jiseul for Hyphen Magazine:­

    March 12, 2013

  • Eric M.

    We need to buy our own tickets, right?

    February 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes. The only discounts are those for CAAM members or those who buy a voucher six-pack. And the screening will most likely sell out, so best to get your ticket ASAP.

      February 24, 2013

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