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Park Chan-wook

Feb 28 — Mar 3, 2013

World-renowned director Park Chan-wook is a versatile stylist whose idiosyncratic and graphic horror-and-humor style has been likened to that of Quentin Tarantino—an outspoken fan and supporter of Park’s work. The South Korean filmmaker became one of the most impressive new figures in world cinema in the 2000s, with Joint Security Area, a powerful story about a murder along the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea that was the biggest box-office hit in the history of Korean cinema. In the U.S., he is best known for his Vengeance Trilogy, including the thrillers Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Lady Vengeance, and Oldboy, two of which are currently being remade in the U.S. Shifting elegantly between different genres, the 2013 gothic tale Stoker, screening at the Museum on February 28, marks the director’s English-language debut. He is already signed on to several upcoming Hollywood films.

Presented in collaboration with The Korea Society.