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FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY
KOREAN FILM PIONEER CJ ENTERTAINMENT
NOVEMBER 5-7, 2015
with Director JK Yoon of “Ode to My
HWANG Dong-hyuk of “Miss Granny” to follow screenings
screenings of BONG Joon-ho films including premiere of
remastered “Memories of Murder” and
Rare showing of
“Mother” in black and white
Angeles, CA – October 22, 2015 –
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Asia’s leading studio CJ
Entertainment, the signature film division of major media and content company
CJ E&M. To commemorate this milestone, the studio will be rolling out some of
the most beloved films in their library over the course of three days (November
5 – 7) at CGV Cinemas (621 Western Ave) in Los Angeles, providing a complete
picture of CJ Entertainment’s success as they close out their first two
decades. Since 1995, CJ Entertainment has been at the forefront of the Korean
entertainment industry and a catalyst for South Korea’s industry presence
Korea’s most important and influential directors will be in attendance at the
celebration: JK Yoon, director of “Ode to My Father,” and HWANG Dong-hyuk, director
of “Miss Granny.” The esteemed directors will field questions from the audience
following the screenings of their respective films. JK Yoon’s, “Ode to My
Father,” was the 2nd most watched Korean film and made among top 10 highest
grossing foreign films in 2014 in North America. “Ode to my Father,” the story
of a man and his family whose epic life is intertwined with Korean history
after escaping from the North will open the festival, and “Miss Granny,” a quirky
tale of an elderly woman who gets to relive being twenty years old again, will play
on the closing night.
the festival highlights will be the newly remastered “Memories of Murder,” the
critically acclaimed psychological thriller from internationally renowned
auteur BONG Joon-ho (“The Host,” “Snowpiercer”). Festivalgoers who are fans of Director
BONG are also in for a double treat as “Celebrating 20 Years of Korean Film
History” Presented by CJ Entertainment will offer them the rare opportunity to
see the chilling mystery, “Mother” converted into black and white. This version
has only been shown to the public a small handful of times before this
Screening Schedule: “Celebrating 20
Years of Korean Film History”
7:00 pm – “Ode to My Father” ** – Amid the time
of Korean War, a young boy's vow to take care of his family marked the
beginning of a lifelong promise spanning 60 years.
10:15 pm – “Haeundae” – An underwater earthquake
triggers a tsunami that devastates a South Korean resort town.
5:00 pm: – “Mother” (B/W) – A mother desperately
searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.
7:45 pm – “Thirst” - Through a failed medical
experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his
10:30 pm – “Masquerade” – Though it places his
own life in danger, a look-alike commoner (LEE Byung-Hun) secretly takes the
place of a poisoned king to save his country from falling into chaos.
10:00 am – “The Unjust” – A serial killer
targeting elementary school students is on the loose. When the most probable
suspect dies in custody and the case looks like it’s reached a dead end, high
ranking police brass decide to create a killer – and anyone will do. Though
Detective Choi Cheol-gi boasts an incredible number of arrests over his career,
his rank never showed it. He decides that this is his last chance at
professional redemption. He makes a deal with mob boss Jang Seok-gu, who he has
been investigating, and together they decide to set up one of the existing
suspects as the serial killer. The only hurdle in their plan is public
prosecutor Joo Yang, who takes on the case. Joo himself had been involved in a
deal with the boss of a rival criminal organization. When the secret deals and
back alley agreements start to come to light, it only serves to drag Choi, Joo,
Jang, and Kim deeper and deeper into a dark hole of questionable ethics and
abuse of the law.
12:30 pm – “Memories of Murder” – Based on the
true story of Korea's first serial murder in history, which took place between 1986
and 1991 in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province. SONG Kang-ho and KIM Sang-kyungstar
as Detective Park and Detective Seo, respectively, two of the detectives trying
to solve the crimes.
3:15 pm – “Roaring Currents” – In 1597, Korean
Adm. Yi leads 12 warships into the Battle of Myeong-Nyang against the
formidable Japanese navy.
5:50 pm – “Miss Granny” ** – An elderly woman
(NA Moon-hee) regains her youthful appearance, changes her name and embarks on
a quest for happiness.
Director will take the stage for a special Q&A session following the
more information and tickets for “Celebrating 20 Years of Korean Film History”
Presented by CJ Entertainment, please visit: http://www.cgvcinemas.com/.
in 2005, CJ Entertainment America (CJ Ent.Am) is the U.S. arm of Asia’s premier entertainment company and Korea’s #1
filmmaker and distributor, CJ Entertainment & Media (CJ E&M).
Since 1995, CJ E&M has provided original, award-winning content – across an
array of genres, including drama, comedy, action, sci-fi/horror and special
interest – for theatrical, television, DVD, digital download, interactive game
publishing/portals and music. The cornerstone of the Korean entertainment
industry – boasting the country’s largest and most significant library, with
hundreds of films – CJ E&M is also a singular presence throughout Asia,
Europe and in the United States and a key force in popularizing contemporary
Korean and Pan-Asian cinema around the world. Top films include Snowpiercer, The Man From Nowhere; The Good, the Bad, the Weird; A
Bittersweet Life; Joint Security Area; and the Vengeance trilogy,
to name a few. Visit us online at: www.cj-entertainment.com.