Busan Cinematheque to Screen Ecletic Mix of Classics



Where: Busan Cinematheque

When: November 17 – December 20

This month’s lineup at the Busan cinematheque is supposed to have something to do with memory, but I don’t buy it, and I can’t for the life of me see what links these movies together. The selection is super eclectic, sprawling from the 30s to the 90s, and drawing from the works of filmmakers from different movements. There’s nothing wrong with variety, but the lack of a common thread makes writing an introduction for the film series a more difficult task. So I’ll just present you with the list of movies being screened and let you know that I’m stoked to see more by Lubitsch, Demy, and Carne, and perhaps revisit “Fargo” and “Last Tango in Paris.” But what I’m looking forward to most is catching Lean’s 3 hour epic about the Bolshevik Revolution, “Doctor Zhivago,” on the big screen.

Films in English or with English Subtitles:

The Merry Widow (Ernst Lubitsch, 1934)

Therese Raquin (Marcel Carné, 1953)

Twenty-Four Eyes (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1954)

Doctor Zhivago (David Lean, 1965)

The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)

Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969)

Last Tango in Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972)

A Chinese Ghost Story (Siu-Tung Ching, 1987)

Thelma and Louise (Ridley Scott, 1991)

Fargo (The Coen Bros, 1996)

Films Without English Subtitles:

The Young Girls of Rochefort (Jacques Demy, 1967)

Cesar and Rosalie (Claude Sautet, 1972)

Our Sweet Days of Youth (Bae Chang-Ho, 1987)

Time of the Gypsies (Emir Kusturica, 1989)

Every Morning of the World (Alain Corneau, 1991)