I've scheduled a new Meetup for Tuesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. Details here: http://korean.meetup.com/165/calendar/13115262/
Bong Joon-ho, director of "The Host" and "Memories of Murder," returns with "Mother," a murder mystery that's earning the South Korean filmmaker comparisons to Hitchcock.Synopsis:
When a rural town's resident simpleton is wrongly imprisoned for a schoolgirl's murder, his mother sets out on a hell-bent mission to find the real killer -- and in the process discovers that the town has more than a few skeletons to hide.
Won Bin ("Taegukgi") and Kim Hye-ja star.
"An absolutely phenomenal film ..." -- Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
"... A superb murder mystery ..." -- Maggie Lee, The Hollywood Reporter
"Another must-see marvel of horror, comedy, and impeccable filmmaking by the Korean director Bong Joon-ho ..." -- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
" ... Bong Joon-ho seems to reinvent movie storytelling itself." -- Ty Burr, Boston Globe
Official selection of the Cannes, Toronto and New York film festivals
Given the late hour of the screening, we'll aim for a pre-movie dinner. Details to come!