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