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K-Cinema Series: 송강호 Song Kang-hoSympathy Mr. Vengeance (복수는 나의 것), 2002

K-Cinema Series: 송강호 Song Kang-ho

Presented by Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Location & times vary

"Moving the world really means moving one person's heart, not the world itself." - Song Kang-ho

No words can do justice to the incomparable legacy of Song Sang-ho, one of the most prominent figures in the history of Korean cinema. In the span of three decades, Song Sang-ho has cultivated unprecedented trajectories in his practice illuminating new possibilities of cinema as an art form and beyond, while contributing to the expansion of Korean cinema since his debut in the mid-1990s. 

Born in 1967, Song aspired to become an actor as young as age 15, realizing his dream by joining a theatre company in his early 20s. Song made his film debut in 1996 at the dawn of the renaissance of Korean cinema, and has remained incredibly prolific, crafting a remarkable array of work. 

A master of verticality, Song employs negative space in his artistry , resisting the urge to convey his characters in linear, conventional ways. His insight transcends the boundaries of acting, resembling that of a director, with extensive knowledge of filmmaking elements and the importance of their harmony as the collective force to create good cinema. This series offers opportunity to celebrate his dynamic career and his genuine love of cinema.  women directors.

Screenings will take place throughout the month of December, 2023 and January, 2024. Song Kang-ho will be in-person for pre/post screening conversations at the first four screening at museum's David Geffen Theater. All other films from The Good, the Bad, the Weird to The Age of Shadows will be shown in the museum's Ted Mann Theater. .  

  • December 7, 7:30pm | Parasite (기생충) in 4K (2019)
  • December 8, 7:30pm | Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (복수는 나의 것) (2002)
  • December 9, 7:30pm | Memories of Murder (살인의 추억) in 4K (2003)
  • December 10, 2:00pm | Secret Sunshine (밀양) in 35mm (2007)
  • December 15, 7:30pm | The Good, the Bad, the Weird (놈놈놈) in 35mm (2008)
  • December 16, 2:00pm | The Foul King (반칙왕) (2000) with Broker (브로커) (2022)
  • December 18, 7:30pm | The Throne (사도) (2015)
  • December 21, 7:30pm | Joint Security Area a.k.a. J.S.A. (공동경비구역) (2000)
  • December 23, 7:30pm | Thirst (박쥐) (2009)
  • January 6, 2024, 2:00pm | The Attorney (변호인) (2013)
  • January 8, 7.30pm | A Taxi Driver (택시운전사) (2017) 
  • January 11, 7.30pm | The Host (괴물) in 35mm (2006)
  • January 13, 7.30pm | The Age of Shadows (밀정) (2016)

Tickets to the Academy Museum are available only through advance online reservations via the Academy Museum’s website and mobile app. 

Use the code "SKCOMMUNITY" for a $2 discount on any screening in the series!

Sponsor(s): Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

7 Dec 23

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