Are you frustrated with the recent selection of films screening? If The Vow isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps the New York Korean Film Festival will have something more to your liking. Now in its 10th year, the festival, presented by the Korea Society and CJ Entertainment, offers new feature-length films, some of which are blockbusters from East Asia, including Late Autumn, which tells the story of a relationship between a fugitive and a convict on leave over the span of 72 hours in Seattle. “Writer-director Kim Tae-Yong uses the melancholic, gray backdrop of Seattle as both character and metaphor, crafting a film that’s visually beautiful and incredibly moving,” said the L.A. Weekly’s Ernest Hardy about Late Autumn. The festival includes six other films that range in cutting-edge action, drama, and comedy.
Fri., Feb. 24, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 25, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 26, 8 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 22, 2012