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Title: East Asian Film Series: Jiseul
Sharing: Public
Start Time: Monday April 21, 2014 07:00 PM
End Time: Monday April 21, 2014 08:45 PM
Location: IU Cinema
Free/Busy: busy

Jiseul (2013) is written and directed by Muel O, a representative of the Jeju-based independent culture project, Terror J. Set during the 1948 Jeju Massacre in Korea, Jiseul tells the story of some 120 villagers who hid in a cave for 60 days from soldiers who were under shoot-to-kill orders. The absurdity-of-war theme has been explored in many films, but rarely in such exquisite and intimate detail as in this offering. Striking black-and-white cinematography captures the texture of the region as well as the humanity of its inhabitants. Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. (2K DCP. 108 min. Not Rated.)

Contact Email: anthross@indiana.edu
Cost: Free
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