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Annyeong 2012!

Seeing off the year with Korean film and friends...

Just in time for the holidays, the Korean Cultural Center is hosting two special screenings of recent hit Korean films as a final 'annyeong' to 2012 (a casual way to say hello and goodbye in Korean). Join us for an evening or two of film, friends, and food on the campuses of DC's universities to send off the year in style! Plus, DVD drawings, Q&A, and receptions after the films!


Architecture 101


romance, drama

When: Saturday, December 15 | 6 - 9 pm

Where: Kenney Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University

(1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036)

Program: film, Korean DVD drawing, reception

RSVP: Required (below)

Co-hosted with the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS


All About My Wife

아내의 모든

romantic comedy

When: Wednesday, December 19 | 6 - 9 pm

Where: Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University

(805 21st St. NW Washington, DC 20052)

Program: film, Q&A discussion, reception


John Finch (Professorial Lecturer, Korean Culture through Film, George Washington Univeristy)
Young A Jung
(Korean Language Coordinator, George Mason University & Korean Language & Culture instructor, King Sejong Institute DC)  

RSVP: Required (below)

All films are presented in Korean with English subtitles. Viewer discretion is advised for some adult content.

Architecture 101 follows 30-something architect Seung-min (Uhm Tae-Woong), who is suddenly revisited by his college sweetheart and first love, Seo-yeon (Han Ga-In), who asks him to design her family home on Jeju Island. Recalling the thrill and excitement of their youth in 1990s Korea, the two rekindle an old affection, but should they abandon their current lives and future for the past?  View the trailer here.

Writer/director Lee Yong-Ju's film won for Best New Actress (Bae Suzy) at the 2012 Paek Sang Arts Awards and Best Music (Lee Ji-Soo) at the 2012 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards. It was featured in 2012 at the Busan International Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival, and San Diego Asian Film Festival.

All About My Wife is all about the trials of Doo-hyun (Lee Sun-Kyun), whose seemingly perfect wife Jung-in (Lim Soo-Jung) is actually unbearable. Desperate to escape his marriage but too timid to stand up to her, Doo-hyun employs local legendary Cassanova Sung-ki (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) to woo his wife away—but can he live with his decision? View the trailer here.

Director Min Kyu-Dong's film won for Best Actress (Lim Soo-Jung) and Best Supporting Actor (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) at the 2012 Blue Dragon Film Awards. It was featured in 2012 at the New York Asian Film Festival, Korean Film Festival in Australia, Hawaii International Film Festival, and San Diego Asian Film Festival.