Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Korean movie The Way Home (집으로) at Carnegie Library in Oakland, July 2.

The 2002 Korean film The Way Home (집으로) will play at the Carnegie Library's Main Branch in Oakland on July 2 as that month's installment of the International Cinema Sunday series.
A 2002 San Francisco Chronicle review provides a summary:
Dumped by his mother at the rural home of his ancient grandmother, a 7-year- old boy turns surly and depressed. His Game Boy batteries die, Grandma's food tastes strange, and the countryside lacks the vivid distractions of urban life.

Gradually, the spoiled brat (Seung-Ho Yoo) and the deaf, exquisitely patient grandmother (Eul-Boon Kim) grow to love and understand each other. By the time his mother returns to claim him, the boy has learned more from the old woman's gestures of kindness than his mother ever taught him
The movie runs from 2:00 to 5:00 pm and is free and open to the public. The library is located at 4400 Forbes Ave. in Oakland (map) and is accessible by buses 28X, 54, 61C, 61D, 67, 69, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D, and 93.