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Baltimore Korean Movie Series in August: Castaway on the Moon

With summer in full swing, the Baltimore Korean Movie Series rolls on in August with a romantic comedy film Castaway on the Moon, which will be part of the Korean Cultural Center Washington D.C.‘s regional outreach presenting free screenings of milestone films at Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, in partnership with the Maryland Film Festival.

 

The film is about a Korean man tired of his hopeless life in the city. Kim Seung-Keun (Jung Jae-Young) thinks he can end his misery by jumping off a bridge into the Han River, but actually washes up on a small, secluded island nearby. Kim is a castaway - in the middle of Seoul. His frustration and panic give way to a strange peace as he learns to live in harmony with his surroundings.

 

Meanwhile, reclusive Lim Jung-Yeon (Jung Ryeo-Won), an internet addict who photographs the moon, lives within sigh of the island and soon discovers the mysterious new inhabitant. The unlikely pair start to exchange messages, igniting a spark that could change both their lives.

 

This popular 2009 romantic comedy by director Lee Hae-jun swept audiences away, just like its main character, thanks to a unique fantasy perspective on real life issues of isolation in modern urban societies. It won several audience awards and was screened at numerous international festivals.

 

This film is not rated. 120 mins. In Korean with English subtitles.

Light Korean food will be provided at 6:30 p.m. just before the film is screened.

 

Castaway on the Moon(김씨 표류기)

WHEN: Thursday, August 22 @ 7:00 p.m. (reception at 6:30 pm)

WHERE: Parkway Theatre (5 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201)

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