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Film: Pieta

Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the Best Picture at Korea’s Blue Dragon Awards, Pieta represents the return to mainstream filmmaking of Kim Ki-duk (3-Iron; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring). By turns viscerally violent and strangely moving, it tells the story of a vicious, almost feral loan shark who collects from his victims by crippling them and reaping the insurance benefits, until a woman (Jo Min-soo, in a phenomenal performance) appears claiming to be his mother. Intended for mature audiences. (Dir.: Kim Ki- duk, Korea, 2012, 104 min., Korean with English subtitles, D-Cinema) Part of the Freer and Sackler’s ninth annual ‘Korean Film Festival DC,’ copresented with AFI Silver Theatre.

Event begins at 2:00PM

Presented by: Freer and Sackler Galleries - Smithsonian Institution

Categories: International, Free, Film

Event Venue

Meyer Auditorium at the Freer Gallery of Art

Independence Ave and 12th St SW
Washington, DC 20024
  • Sunday, March 24, 2013
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