March 11, 2013 · 6:45 PM
This location is shown only to members
Note: Showtime is 7:15 p.m. Running time is 131 minutes. Tickets are $6, available at Brown Paper Tickets. We'll meet in the lobby beforehand, and anyone who has trouble finding the venue or the group can call Alby at[masked]-5971.
Oppa Oakland Style, a new monthly Korean film series at Oakland's New Parkway Theater curated by Terry Park, presents Bong Joon-ho's "Memories of Murder," a gritty police procedural based on the true story of South Korea's first serial murders.
"Memories," the second feature by Bong (who'd go on to direct "The Host" and "Mother"), was the nation's top-grossing film of 2003 and won awards at festivals around the world. Song Kang-ho ("Thirst") and Kim Sang-kyung ("Hahaha") star.
Synopsis: Two detectives attempting to solve a string of rape-and-murder cases in mid-1980s South Korea run headlong into departmental incompetence and political corruption.
Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLEFn55bpR0
Official selection of the Cannes, Festival du Film Policier de Cognac, Hawaii, London, San Sebastian, Torino International Festival of Young Cinema and Tokyo film festivals
- Best Film, Best Actor (Song) and Best Director, 2003 Grand Bell Awards
- Best Asian Film, 2003 Tokyo International Film Festival
- Best Cinematography (Kim Hyung-ku), 2003 Blue Dragon Film Awards
- Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay (Bong), Best Actor (Song), Best Cinematography (Kim) and Best Editing, 2003 Korean Film Awards
- Best Director and Best Screenplay (Bong), 2003 Pusan Film Critics Awards
- Audience Award, Grand Prix, Prix Mediatheques and Special Prize of the Police, 2004 Festival du Film Policier de Cognac
- FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Prize, Silver Shell for Best Director and Best New Director, 2003 San Sebastian International Film Festival
- Audience Award (international feature films), Best Script (Bong) and 2nd place for Best International Feature Film, 2003 Torino International Festival of Young Cinema