Thursday, March 8, 2018

A Taxi Driver (탁시운전사), Violent Prosecutor (검사외전) at Pitt for annual Korean Film Festival, starting March 16.



The University of Pittsburgh's Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures will present two Korean films for its 15th annual Korean Film Festival: 2017's A Taxi Driver (탁시운전사) on March 16 and 2016's Violent Prosecutor (검사외전) on March 30.
A 2017 Maggie Lee review in Variety summarizes A Taxi Driver:
Revisiting the 1980 Gwangju Massacre, a landmark historical event in South Korea’s march towards democracy, director Jang Hoon brings a sappy, feel-good touch to a tragic subject by focusing on the bond between a German reporter (Thomas Kretschmann) and the taxi driver (Song Kang-ho) who helped him get the news out to the world.
Han Cinema summarizes the crime drama Violent Prosecutor:
An investigator (Hwang Jung-min) who was framed and put in prison, holds hands with a fraud (Gang Dong-won) and attempts to clear his name.
A Taxi Driver starts at 5:30 on the 16th, and Violent Prosecutor starts at 5:00 on the 30th. Both movies will be shown in 4130 Posvar Hall (map) and are free and open to the public.