[new york korean film festival 2005]

Topic: Korea

It’s that time of year again: the New York Korean Film Festival is coming, running from September 2nd to 6th at The Lighthouse Theater on East 59th Street between Lexington and Park, then from September 7th to 11th at BAM in Brooklyn.

In the last few years, Korean film has gained a strong reputation, particularly for action and horror, though my tastes lean more toward the movies that depict Korean culture more straightforwardly. Of this year’s crop of films, I’m especially interested in The President’s Barber, Mapado, and My Mother, the Mermaid.