Castaway On the Moon
K-Cinema Screening & Social:
Thursdays, Sept. 10 & 24 @ 6:30 pm
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Join the appetizer social at 6pm!
Unhappy with 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 but secluded island nearby. He is a castaway - in the middle of the city. His frustration and panic gives 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.
Watch the theatrical trailer!
This popular 2009 romantic comedy by director Lee Hae-jun swept audiences away, like its main character, thanks to a unique fantasy perspective on real life issues of isolation in modern urban societies. It won various audience awards and was screened at numerous international festivals. In Korean with English subtitles, 120 minutes. K-Cinema screening events are free with an RSVP.