Tuesday, March 18, 2014

English Subtitled Shamans Ahoy!

Photo credit: Indieplus

Really exciting news for fans of documentary cinema living in Seoul. Park Chan-kyong's "Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits" is being shown with English subtitles this week at Indieplus near Sinsa station in Gangnam.

Park is the younger brother of Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker and JSA to name a few) and his last solo feature length film "Anyang, Paradise City" (released in 2010) was a stunning mix of documentary footage and fiction detailing life in Anyang and some troubling stories from its past.

"Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits" focuses on Kim Geum-hwa, a "national shaman". For anyone interested in Korean shamanism or the traditions of this peninsula, this promises to be a worthwhile watch.

The film will be screened with English subtitles at the following times this week:

Tuesday 18th March - 12:20 and 20:10
Wednesday 19th March - 12:20 and 16:00
Thursday 20th March - 16:20
Friday 21st March - 10:20
Saturday 22nd March - 14:20 and 20:20
Sunday 23rd March - 13:00

Indieplus have said that screenings will continue beyond the 23rd March, no detailed schedule as yet. More info can be found at the Indieplus website.

1 comment:

Matthew Thivierge said...

Iwish they were showing that movie here in Busan! Great post and thanks for the heads up. I'll keep an eye out for the movie here....