님은 먼곳에 / Nimeun Meongote
With the film Sunny (2008), acclaimed director Lee Joon Ik departs from his usual male-centered films, such as The King and the Clown (2005), to tell the personal story of Soon-yi, a simple woman from a small town who journeys to Vietnam in 1971 in search of her husband, and herself. Sunny, as she is known, is dedicated to her husband and her family, despite her unhappiness with her lack of freedom in a traditional family. When her husband is suddenly deployed to Vietnam, to which South Korea contributed a sizeable number of troops who fought alongside American forces, Sunny is compelled to follow him, although her rationale is not always clear. As she journeys into a warzone, she joins a band of entertainers to make her way, and her search for husband and her true self becomes more difficult than she could ever have imagined.
Doors open at 6:00 pm for a light Korean reception. The screening (2 hours) will begin at 6:30 pm. Viewer discretion is advised for graphic scenes of war. This event is part of the Korean Cultural Center’s Korean Cinema Series, presenting free monthly film screenings. All films are presented in Korean with English subtitles.
Light Korean Reception at 6:00 pm
RSVP Required; Guests welcome
Seating is Limited and First-Come-First-Served
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