Faces of the Korean Woman

06th October 2019
Sunday

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

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Description:

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 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)

This programme runs from 6 October 2019 to 17 November 2019. See full line-up below.

*BUNDLE PACKAGE*
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.

**The schedule and programme line-up are correct at the time of publishing. Any changes will be updated and reflected.

    • *Double Bill* Sweet Dream (1936) | The Widow (1955)
    • Date: 06th October 2019
    • Bound by Chastity Rule (열녀문) (1962)
    • Date: 09th October 2019
    • Mother (마더) (2009)
    • Date: 11th October 2019
    • The Villainess (악녀) (2017)
    • Date: 12th October 2019
    • Poetry (시) (2010)
    • Date: 13th October 2019
    • Madame Freedom (자유부인) (1956)
    • Date: 16th October 2019
    • The Housemaid (하녀) (1960)
    • Date: 18th October 2019
    • A Good Lawyer’s Wife (바람난 가족) (2003)
    • Date: 19th October 2019
    • Paju (파주) (2009)
    • Date: 20th October 2019
    • Suddenly, in Dark Night (깊은밤 갑자기) (1981)
    • Date: 30th October 2019
    • Iodo (이어도) (1977)
    • Date: 01st November 2019
    • A Tale of Two Sisters (장화, 홍련) (2003)
    • Date: 02nd November 2019
    • Memento Mori (여고괴담 두번째 이야기) (1999)
    • Date: 03rd November 2019
    • Spinning the Tales of Cruelty Towards Women (여인 잔혹사 물레야...
    • Date: 06th November 2019
    • A Splendid Outing (화려한 외출) (1978)
    • Date: 08th November 2019
    • A Petal (꽃잎) (1996)
    • Date: 09th November 2019
    • Yeong Ja's Heydays (영자의 전성시대) (1975)
    • Date: 10th November 2019
    • Take Care of My Cat (고양이를 부탁해) (2001)
    • Date: 13th November 2019
    • On the Beach at Night Alone (밤의 해변에서 혼자) (2017)
    • Date: 15th November 2019
    • Night Journey (야행) (1977)
    • Date: 16th November 2019
    • Microhabitat (소공녀) (2018)
    • Date: 16th November 2019
    • The Murmuring (낮은 목소리) (1995)
    • Date: 17th November 2019
    • Us, Day by Day (우리는 매일매일) (2019)
    • Date: 17th November 2019