Film: "Fukuoka"
Film: "Fukuoka"
WhenSunday, November 3, 2019, 2 PM
SponsorAsian Art Museum
VenueFreer Gallery of Art
Event LocationFreer, Meyer Auditorium
CostFree. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditorium doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show.

In person: Zhang Lu, director

Back in college, best friends Jea-moon and Hae-hyo parted ways when they both fell in love with the same woman. Nearly three decades later, Jea-moon runs a used bookstore in Seoul. So-dam, the young woman who lives next door, convinces him to take her along on a surprise visit to Hae-hyo, who now owns a bar in Fukuoka, Japan. As the two old pals bicker, drink, and reminisce, the enigmatic So-dam flits in and out of their story, mysteriously able to speak perfect Japanese with the locals (some of whom seem to know her) and Mandarin with a lonely Chinese woman she meets in a park. Is she real or a ghost? In his latest film, Chinese Korean director Zhang Lu uses “smooth camerawork [to] explore the marvelous locations just as delicately as he does the souls of his protagonists. Fukuoka is a quietly amusing film about the ability to let go” (Berlin International Film Festival). (Dir.: Zhang Lu, Korea, 2019, 86 min., DCP, Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin with English subtitles)

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