Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Lets see if I actually remember this when it gets closer

Now, admittedly, living near Detroit makes it hard for me to talk about something like this in, say, Orlando or Chicago. Regardless, this May, the Detroit Film Theatre will be showing Chan-wook Park's Lady Vengeance.

From their website:


May 5 - May 7, 2006

(South Korea/2005)
directed by Park Chan-wook

Conceived as the final installment of his critically acclaimed revenge-cycle (including Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy), cult director Park Chan-wook has nevertheless made a self-contained work that stands proudly on its own, it may well be the most purely thrilling epic of the three. Lee Geum-ja, or “Lady Vengeance” (Lee Yeong-ae), is a pale beauty who was wrongly imprisoned at 19 for a terrible murder. Fourteen years later, she is released and wants to begin living a good life, which means, naturally, making the real killer pay. As always, Park displays the storytelling bravura that has made fans of such directors as Quentin Tarantino and Brian de Palma. Yet in its second half, the movie pushes beyond its visual exuberance to take on surprising emotional force. Rather than exulting in its spectacular violence, this viscerally exciting film becomes an exploration of the spiritual price of vengeance, however justified it might seem. In Korean with English subtitles. (112 min.) Fri. and Sat. at 7:00 & 9:30, Sun. at 4:00

Lady Vengeance was a really enjoyable movie, that personally, I think would be cool to seen on "the big screen".

Check out the DFT's schedule