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Christmas in August

  • Dir: Hur Jin-ho

  • South Korea, 1998, 97 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Han Suk-kyu, Shim Eun-ha, Shin Goo

A pillar of melodramatic perfection at the forefront of South Korean cinema’s millennial resurgence, Hur Jin-ho’s directorial debut is a deceptively simple story of mortality and memory. Han Suk-kyu gives a heartbreaking performance as a photographer, who discovers his illness is terminal just as he begins a relationship with Shim Eun-ha’s beautiful traffic cop. Rather than subject her to unnecessary pain, he chooses to preserve the purity of their burgeoning romance as if captured in a photograph, leading to one of cinema’s most celebrated acts of romantic selflessness.

Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Film, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best New Director

18/1 (SAT): Film talk with Thomas Shin

    Screening:

    In-theatre Screening

    • Full House2020-01-18 (Sat)
      19:00
      Door Tickets Available at the Venue on Screening Date2020-02-15 (Sat)
      14:00

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