K-Cinema Screening & Social:
Thursdays, October 1 & 22 @ 6:30 pm
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Don't miss the appetizer social at 6 pm!
At age 74, Mal-soon (Na Moon-Hee) has had a difficult life -- a fact she shares with anyone who will listen and some who'd rather not. She is an iconic Korean woman of her generation: fearless, stubborn, devoted...but a bit lacking in tact. Fearing she has become a burden to her family, Mal-soon decides to have her memorial portrait taken. The photographer teases that he'll make her look 50 years younger...and to her shock, he does just that. Mal-soon emerges magically transformed into her 24-year-old self (Shim Eun-kyung). It's a chance to live out her dreams -- but can a young Miss Granny ever hope to fit into modern Korean society.
Director Hwang Dong-Hyuk's 2014 film Miss Granny was a huge hit, winning over audiences with its pure charm, catchy music, and spot-on comedy about Korea's generational divide. It won for best Music at the Daejong Film Awards and earned Shim Eun-kyung the Best Actress award at the Paeksang Arts Awards.