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K-Cinema Screening & Social: DongJu: The Portrait of A Poet (May 11 & 25) image

K-Cinema Screening & Social: DongJu: The Portrait of A Poet (May 11 & 25)

Based on the dramatic life and work of Korea's renowned humanist poet, Yun Dong-ju, this evocative film follows Dong-ju (Kang Ha-neul) as he studies literature in Japan in the 1940s during the oppressive occupation of Korea. Dong-ju and his best friend Mong-gyu (Park Jung-min) support the resistance, but Dong-ju is charged and imprisoned for participating in the Korean Independence Movement. Known to have created hundreds of moving poems during the last two years of his life spent in jail, Dong-ju passed away at the young age of 27. His legacy, however, and his timeless lyrical elegance, live on.

Director Lee Jun-ik's 2016 film Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet won major awards at the BaekSang Arts Awards (Grand Prize) and Blue Dragon Film Awards (Best New Actor, Best Screenplay) for its evocative depiction of a critical period in Korean history and one of its most inspiring historical figures. 

In Korean with English subtitles; 110 minutes.
WHAT: DongJu: The Portrait of A Poet (동주)
WHEN: Thursdays, May 11 & 25 @ 6:30 p.m. (appetizer social at 6 pm) 
WHERE: Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW) 
CONTACT: Hungu Lee | hgl1130@mofa.or.kr
HOW: RSVP below (required)