MFA shows stormy side of land of the morning calm
Korean cinema dates back to the silent era, but in the 1990s the country’s revitalized film industry made its mark internationally and continues to flourish.
In 2007, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts’ film program in conjunction with the Korean Film Council presented its first Korean Film Festival.
“Each of eight films deal with unique Korean stories that moved hearts worldwide. They cover the full spectrum of genres with universal topics like human nature and salvation,” says Park So-yeon, spokesperson for the Korean Consulate General in Boston.
Violence remains a theme in several of the MFA series films. Offering a mix of styles and genres, they deal with the effect of violence on individuals and community.