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This article was written By Jon Jung on 09 Feb 2011, and is filed under Reviews.

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About Jon Jung

Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He contributed several essays to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011). Jon lives in San Francisco, but wishes he was back in Japan where he lived for seven years.

VCinema Co-Sponsors Kim Ki-Duk Screening in San Francisco

Hi everyone, we have another screening that we are co-sponsoring with our friends, The Red Lantern: Bay Area Asian Cinephiles and VIZ Cinema here in the San Francisco Bay Area.  This time, we team up to bring you the third in the The Red Lantern Series, San Francisco’s first and only year-round showcase dedicated to Asian cinema.

In this installment, we present Breath (2007), the 14th film by South Korean director Kim Ki-duk, who won Best Director honors at the Venice Film Festival for 3-Iron (2004) and at the Berlin International Film Festival for Samaritan Girl (2004).  Breath, which stars Chang Chen of 2046 (2004) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000),played in competition for the Palme d’Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the film:

A housewife (Park Ji-ah) in a troubled marriage finds herself captivated by news coverage of a death row inmate (Chen) who has attempted suicide. Obsession leads her to not only visit the prisoner, but to devote herself to his happiness by decorating his cell and serenading him with songs of the changing seasons, leading to a relationship that confounds every outside observer.

The film will be screened in Korean with English subtitles.

This screening will be held at the VIZ Cinema on 1746 Post St. in heart of San Francisco’s Japantown on Saturday, February 19th, 2011 at 5:00 P.M.  Following the screening, there will be a reception.

Tickets for this screening are $12 each.  For more information and tickets to this event, please visit the event listing on VIZ Cinema’s website.  We also have an event listing on Facebook which you can RSVP to.

See you there!

Related posts:

A Better Tomorrow (South Korea, 2010)
The Man From Nowhere (South Korea, 2010)
Lee's Adventure (China, 2011) [PiFan 2012]

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