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THE WAILING
Sunday, October 30, 1:30 PM @ Wilmette Theatre
Directed by:  Na Hong-jin
Starring:  Hwang Jung-min, Kwak Do-won, Kim Hwan-hee, and Kunimura Jun
South Korea | 2016 | 156 min | Blu-ray | Korean w/subtitles

In this unbelievably tense supernatural thriller, a foreigner’s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals. Suspicion quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason.  As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he agrees to consult a shaman for answers – unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous.  Over six years in the making, director Na Hong-jin’s meticulously crafted follow-up to the globally acclaimed The Yellow Sea and The Chaser (his third to premiere at the Festival de Cannes) smashed box office records upon its debut in South Korea.  Fans made return viewings to catch new clues and debate what’s sure to be the most talked-about ending of 2016.  Young actor Kim Hwan-hee gave an extraordinary performance as the demonic possessed daughter.

Check out the long list of raving reviews here (warning:  some of these reviews contain spoiler info).  

http://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/the-wailing-review-goksung-cannes-1201776287/

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/06/07/the-wailing-review

http://www.zam.com/article/705/the-wailing-review
http://reverseshot.org/reviews/entry/2219/wailing
http://www.metacritic.com/movie/the-wailing
https://itunes.apple.com/US/movie/id1142927908

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/wailing-goksung-cannes-review-895388

Read Director's BIO here. 

Dress code:  On the eve of Halloween, we encourage audiences to come in your Halloween costumes.  We have prepared some fun prizes for the three best-dressed attendees!!!

Tickets are $7 - $10 and are on sale via www.wilmettetheatre.com