Film Screening: The Bacchus Lady (2016)

Director Q&A following the film

Film Screening: The Bacchus Lady (2016)

A special film screening of the film, "The Bacchus Lady" (2016), with Director E J-Yong. A Director Q&A session will follow immediately following the film.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

James Bridges Theater
235 Charles E Young Dr. North
Los Angeles, 90095

죽여주는 여자 | The Bacchus Lady (2016)

Poles apart from the Korean obsession with youth and beauty that reign over both screen culture and society’s everyday dealings, E J-yong’s latest film tells a tale of shame and disgrace that feels as fresh as an open wound. And yet, The Bacchus Lady (죽여주는 여자) is as funny and elegant as it is devastating. The incomparable Youn Yuh-jung, one of Korea’s most revered actresses, gives another masterful performance as a sixty-something prostitute who spends her days in public parks, offering bottles of Bacchus (a brand-name energy drink) to old men as a code for sexual favors. But when a touch of gonorrhea leaves her unable to ply her trade, she is forced to find other services to offer her clients and soon turns to a darker business.

We will be joined by the filmmaker E J-yong for the Q&A session immediately following the film screening.

E J-yong is a film director best known for Untold Scandal 스캔들: 조선남녀상열지사 (2003), My Brilliant Life 두근두근 내 인생 (2014), and The Bacchus Lady 죽여주는 여자 (2016).

1hr 50min
Korean with English Subtitles

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

Sponsor(s): , Department of Film, Television and Digital Media