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K-Cinema: The Wailing

  • Korean Cultural Center 2370 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

The Wailing 곡성

K-Cinema Screening & Social:

 Thursdays, Sept. 28 @ 6:30 p.m.

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.

2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Join the Korean appetizer social at 6 pm! 

The arrival of a mysterious stranger (Jun Kunimura) in a quiet rural village arouses plenty of suspicion, but when the local people start killing each other in gruesome fashion, suspicion turns to panic. The daughter of the investigator (Kwak Do-won) sent to unravel the mess eventually falls under the same savage spell, and a traditional shaman (Hwang Jung-min) is called in to tackle a far more sinister threat. That is, if it's not too late for everyone already.

In Korean with English subtitles, 156 minutes. View discretion advised for mature content. 

From master director Na Hong-jinThe Wailing (2016) joined the ranks of Korea's most intense psychological thrillers alongside The ChaserOldboy, and others. In addition to a 99% on and an official selection at the Cannes Film festival, The Wailing earned a slew of awards: Best Film at the BaekSang Arts Awards, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Music, and Best Film Editing at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, and Best New Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Recording, Best Lighting, and Best Editing at the Daejong Film Awards.