Pitt Celebrates Asian Cinema With Korean Film Festival

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The University of Pittsburgh will spotlight Asian cinema this month with its 12th annual Korean Film Festival. Presented by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Asian Studies Center, the event will showcase two recent works – a romantic comedy and a historical courtroom drama – from South Korea. See schedule and details below:

March 18th

6 p.m.

Miss Granny (2014)

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When 74-year-old widow Oh Mal-Soon (Nah Moon-hee) mysteriously turns back into her 20-year-old self, she decides to change her name to Oh Doo-Ri (Sim Eun-kyeong) and make the most out of her reclaimed youth.

March 25th

4 p.m.

The Attorney (2013)

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An ambitious Busan tax attorney (Song Kang-Ho) becomes embroiled in a civil liberties case involving a persecuted student activist (Yim Si-wan). The film was inspired by an actual 1981 case won by human rights lawyer Roh Moo-hyun, who went on to become the ninth president of South Korea.

The University of Pittsburgh Korean Film Festival will take place on campus in 4130 Posvar Hall. Refreshments are included. Both screenings are free and open to the public.

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