Friday, March 4, 2016

The Assassination (암살), The Pirates (해적: 바다로 간 산적) at Spring Korean Film Festival at Pitt in March.

March brings the annual Spring Korean Film Festival to Pitt's Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures, and this year's selections are 2015's The Assassination (암살) and 2014's The Pirates (해적: 바다로 간 산적).

The Assassination's official site summarizes the movie starring Jun Ji-Hyun, Lee Jung-jae, and Ha Jung-woo:
Snipers. Marksmen. Hired Guns. Double Agents. A group of exiled rebels are planning a hit on an Army Commander in Japanese-occupied Korea, but the only killer for the job is in prison. Now, the Resistance must devise a jailbreak, escape a hitman...and discover which of them is a traitor.
And the distributor summarizes the latter:
At the onset of Joseon’s founding, envoys bringing the Emperor’s Seal of State to Joseon lose it to a big whale at sea. A bandit JANG Sa-jung goes out to sea to catch the whale with a big reward on its head. But he soon clashes with Yeo-wol, a female captain of the pirates, and unexpected adventure unfolds.
The Assassination plays on March 16, and The Pirates on March 24. Both movies show in 4130 Posvar Hall (map) from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and are free and open to the public.