South Korean Cinema: An Unconventional Crash Course
A five-week Film Talk and screening series April 5–May 3
Join SIFF Film Talks this spring on a crash course through South Korean cinema, but don’t expect your typical 101 film history course! We’ll unpack significant themes, stylistic tendencies, and moments in South Korean cinema through an eclectic selection of films from the 1960s to the 2020s. We’ll interrogate exactly what “Korean film” is as we traverse its relationships to history and politics, gender and sex, transnational flows of capital, and more. No previous familiarity with Korean film, language, or history is required to enjoy—everyone will walk away from our series armed with a list of new films to explore and new insights for appreciating them.
In conjunction with this series, SIFF will present four Korean cinema classics old and new on the big screen at the SIFF Uptown—JSA (April 2), Aimless Bullet (April 9), Io Island (April 16), and Save the Green Planet! (April 23). As well, each week of the series will include supplementary films that will be drawn from in class, which you are welcome but not expected to view on your own.
TICKETS & PASSES
Class Pass including all classes and screenings: $120 Sustainer | $100 Regular | $75 Member
Individual Talks: $25 Sustainer | $15 Regular | $10 SIFF member
SIFF Film Center (live) + Streamed via Zoom Webinar