Sunday, March 15, 2015

Miss Granny (수상한 그녀) at Pitt, March 18.

The first of two selections in Pitt's 2015 Korean Film Festival is Miss Granny (수상한 그녀), which will play on Wednesday, March 18. Han Cinema provides a summary of the 2014 movie, which was the sixth-highest-grossing film in Korea last year:
Oh Mal-Soon (Nah Moon-hee) is a 74-year-old widow that realizes she is becoming a burden on her family. As she is roaming the streets, she comes across a photo studio and decides to dress up for a self- portrait. When she walks out of the photo studio, she mysteriously turns back into her twenty year old self. Making the most out of this one in a lifetime opportunity, she changes her name to Oh Doo-Ri (Sim Eun-kyeong) and decides to make the most out of her youth.
A New York Times review points out of the "comic-fantasy":
While the broad comedy is entertaining (a youthful Audrey blowing on her grandson’s food and force-feeding him), the film also takes unexpected darker turns. “Nobody raised her baby better than I did — that’s why my baby is so good to me!” Mal-soon shouts when her son is about to send her away. This weird comedy meanders into heartfelt, complex areas about the regrets, attachments and abandonment of the aged.
The movie plays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in 4130 Posvar Hall (campus map), and is free and open to the public.