Iodo (이어도) (1977) | Faces of the Korean Woman
3 tickets: $20 || 5 tickets: $30
(U.P. $10 per ticket)
The bundle ticket packages are available for purchase only at Oldham Theatre’s Box Office. The box office will be open one hour before the earliest showtime of the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Ieodo Island (이어도) (1977)
Director: Kim Ki Young
Runtime: 110 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: R21 (Sexual Scenes)
1 November, Friday - 8PM
When one of the Io island's native sons, who had gone to the mainland, disappears off the deck of a tourist ship, a businessman suspected of killing him travels there in hopes of uncovering the truth behind the man's disappearance. He organises a press cruise trip to Io to promote a hotel and discovers a mythical isle of dark folk significance and a matriarchal society of shamanistic fisherwomen. Though learning of the island's cursed men, the businessman is nonetheless drawn to the affairs with the women. Depicting Korean men’s anxiety towards their place in society, Iodo
presents an ambivalent portrait of an alternate “feminine” universe, one appearing both regrettably lost yet terrifyingly primordial.
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About Faces of the Korean Woman
6 Oct - 17 Nov | Oldham Theatre
To commemorate 100 years of Korean cinema in 2019, the Asian Film Archive presents Faces of the Korean Woman, a film programme that explores the multi-faceted portrayal of women throughout Korean film history from the 1930s to the 2010s.
As the figure of the Korean woman moves through tumultuous periods of Korean history―from the Joseon Dynasty, to the Park Chung-hee era, up to the contemporary times of neoliberalism―we see various interpretations of girlhood and womanhood manifested on screen, albeit through a predominantly male-oriented lens. They oscillate between the virtuous and the vampish, the pitiful and the horrific, the subjugated and the fiercely independent.
Featuring historically important early classics, popular genre films and critically acclaimed works by iconic male and female Korean directors, the programme’s 24 female character-driven films hope to offer a retrospective view on female representation in Korean cinema, and open up new perspectives through the restoration of their faces within the cinematic imaginary.
Supported by the Korean Film Archive (KOFA)
- The event description was updated. Diff#487481 2019-10-25 02:02:55