Closer to Heaven
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K-Cinema Screening & Social:
Thursday, June 25 @ 6:30 pm
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Don't miss the appetizer social at 6pm!
Ji-soo (Ha Ji-won) is a twice-divorced funeral director, and no stranger to death or loss. When she reunites with old friend Jong-woo (Kim Myeong-min), whose mother recently passed away, she sees past the ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) he has battled since youth to the cheerful person he truly is. The two fall in love and build a deep relationship. But as Jong-woo's condition worsens, he lashes out in frustration. Despite the pain, Ji-soo wants only to stay by his side and hope for a cure. A story about the power of love, and the true meaning of commitment.
Director Park Jin-pyo's 2009 romance-drama Closer to Heaven debuted at No. 1 in the Korean box office. Powerful performances by its two lead actors earned them several top awards at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and the Daejong Film Awards that year.
K-Cinema screening events are free with an RSVP. In Korean with English subtitles, 121 minutes.