Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Korean movie 10 Minutes (10분) at CMU, April 8.

The Korean movie Ten Minutes (10분) will play at Carnegie Mellon University on April 8 as part of this year's CMU International Film Festival. A summary from the Busan International Film Festival, where the movie premiered in 2013:
A young man preparing for an exam to work for a broadcasting company starts to work as an intern and a junior government employee. He is only there to make some money before finding a real job, but when his boss tells him that he wants to hire him full-time, he is tempted. After going through the interview and getting congratulated from others in the office, he is shocked that the full-time position is in fact given to someone else. An older co-worker tells him that it was a set-up, and the young man decides to fight the decision. The fight for justice is not as easy as his co-worker says. The film cruelly looks on as the man stoops lower and lower, from an intern loved by both co-workers and managers, to a disgruntled employee. He is at a crossroads. Should he stay a good, social employee, or start anew as a straggler?
The event starts at 7:00 pm in McConomy Auditorium in the Jared L. Cohon University Center and includes a "post-screening discussion moderated by Seung-hwan Shin, Professor of English/Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh" and reception. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for everyone else, and available online.