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The Center for Asian Studies and the International Film Series are pleased to present "Korean Film Series" this week on the CU campus. On Thursday, October 2, and Friday, October 3, there will be screenings of two Korean films, Oldboy and The Host. On Friday, there will be a lecture before the screening of The Host by two distinguished professors of film.

Oldboy (2003), directed by Park Chan-wook, will be shown on Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Complex (VAC) Auditorium.

  • After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days. Source: imdb.com. For a complete synopsis, click here. (Warning: this may contain spoilers.)

The Host (2006), directed by Bong Joon-ho, will be shown on Friday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Muenzinger Auditorium.

  • A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. Source: imdb.com. For a complete synopsis, click here. (Warning: this may contain spoilers.)

The Host will be preceded by a public lecture by Hye Seung Chung, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at Colorado State University, and David Scott Diffrient, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Colorado State University. The lecture, "The Politics of Transnational Korean Genre Films: Part Chan-wook's Oldboy​ and Bong Joon-Ho's The Host," will be held Friday, October 3 at ​6:00 p.m. in Muenzinger Auditorium.

Korean Film Series