Korean Film Festival: Sleepless Night (잠 못 드는 밤)

  • April 21, 2013 · 12:30 PM
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Married for two years, Hyeon-soo and Joo-hee are still deeply in love. Their devotion to each other is conveyed through small, subtle actions like waiting for each other after work, washing one another in the shower, and longing stares while sleeping. The love between them is wonderfully profound and uplifting, and conveyed with stunning sincerity by the lead actors who never for an instant appear lacking in commitment. Director Jang examines their thoughts regarding starting a family through the couples daily routines and activities, portraying their evolving feelings on the subject as born naturally through the confrontations that transpire, promoting the believability of the situation. Financial and employment worries as the couple struggle to make ends meet, as well as pressure from parents and discussions with friends, also factor into the decision making process that lend credibility to their anxieties despite their clear love for each other. Intended for mature audiences. (Dir.: Jang Kun-jae, Korea, 2012, 65 min., Korean with English subtitles, D-Cinema)

- 13th Jeonju International Film Festival : Grand prize & Audience award (2012, Korea)
- 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival : The Student Critics award (2012, UK)
- 34th Festival des 3 Continents : Special Mention of Jury (2012, France)


Genre: Drama (Rated R)
Cost: Free
Time: 1pm
Location: Independence & 12th
Metro: Smithsonian Station, Independence Ave Exit

Notes: Seating is first come, first serve so please arrive early so that we can sit together.

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  • Mitchell D.

    Sorry --

    April 21, 2013

  • Andrew

    Sorry will not be making it, so do not expect me. Thank you.

    April 21, 2013

  • Jason West 서.

    I will be going to the study group meetup in Annandale afterwards, so if anyone needs a ride, let me know.

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll still be in church when the film starts, so I will be unable to attend.

    February 20, 2013

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