Wednesday, October 7, 2015

2014 Korean movie The Admiral: Roaring Currents (명량) at Pitt, October 16.

The University of Pittsburgh's Korean Culture Association will show the 2014 movie The Admiral: Roaring Currents (명량) on October 16. Starring Choi Min-sik, the 2014 movie saw limited theatrical release in the US---it make it to Pittsburgh---but is the highest-grossing film of all time in South Korea. A Los Angeles Times review provides a summary:
Choi Min-sik — the actor best known for "Oldboy," the 2003 Cannes winner remade last year by Spike Lee — assumes the role of legendary Korean Adm. Yi Sun-shin in "The Admiral: Roaring Currents."

The film depicts the storied real-life battle of Myeongnyang in 1597, when Yi led 12 ships to fend off a fleet of 330 from Japan near what is today the South Korean island of Jindo.
The event start at 9:00 pm in the William Pitt Union Kurtzman Room (map).