A young boy from a distance. He is in the city and the sky is bright white.

Picture of Hell

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1 PM

This haunting film from veteran experimental filmmaker Park Ki-yong (Camel(s), Motel Cactus) tells two linked stories, each consisting of a single, extended shot. The first follows an English tutor wandering around a park on a sweltering day after one of her students unexpectedly cancels their session. The second follows a young man in the same park who may have committed a horrible crime. Park’s methods may appear simple at first, but the characters’ concerns—anxiety over money and a failing business, the desire to emigrate, and the pressure to get ahead—add up to a complex picture of contemporary Korea as its own version of hell. (Dir.: Park Ki-yong, Korea, 2016, 93 min., DCP, Korean with English subtitles)

  • Venue: Freer Gallery of Art
  • Event Location: Freer, Meyer Auditorium
  • Cost: Free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditorium doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show.