Christmas in August (Palwolui Keuriseumase)
Dir: Hur Jin-ho
South Korea, 1998, Korean, 97 min, DCP
Cast: Han Suk-kyu, Shim Eun-ha, Shin Goo
A pillar of melodramatic perfection at the forefront of South Korean cinema’s millennial resurgence, Hur Jin-ho’s directorial debut is a deceptively simple story of mortality and memory. Han Suk-kyu gives a heartbreaking performance as a photographer, who discovers his illness is terminal just as he begins a relationship with Shim Eun-ha’s beautiful traffic cop. Rather than subject her to unnecessary pain, he chooses to preserve the purity of their burgeoning romance as if captured in a photograph, leading to one of cinema’s most celebrated acts of romantic selflessness.
Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Film, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best New Director
18/1 (SAT): Film talk with Thomas Shin
Full House 18/01/2020 (Sat)
Door Tickets Available at the Venue on Screening Date 15/02/2020 (Sat)
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